Thanksgiving With Meaning

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It is the custom of many Christians to bow their heads in public places and give thanks for the food that has been placed before them. I have had scores of waiters and waitresses tell me that when we bowed our heads, it was the first time they had ever seen that happen in their restaurant.

Millions never pause to give a word of thanks to God for the food provided. Few homes have a moment of thanksgiving at the beginning of the meal or at any other time of the day. Even at Thanksgiving time only a minority will pause and give thanks to God.

Thanksgiving is recognition of a debt that cannot be paid. We express thanks, whether or not we are able otherwise to reimburse the giver. When thanksgiving is filled with true meaning and is not just the formality of a polite “thank you,” it is the recognition of dependence.

Prayer for the day

Lord Jesus, I know that apart from You I can do nothing of lasting value. Help me to come to the end of self and allow You to control the reins of my life.

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  1. Joe Braden says:

    Thank you Lord for your blessings.

  2. Nery guerra says:

    thank you.

  3. chijoke nnamdi says:

    thanskgiving to God is a result of having our eyes opened to the reality that we get anything good we enjoy here by grace.may God enlighten us.thanks big daddy in the lord fos sharing this

  4. Phillip Carter says:

    Today is a day to stop and be thankful for our blessings, family, jobs, and health. Today is also a time to stop and realize where we’d be without the unconditional love of God. Where we’d be without His matchless grace that came through His only begotten Son. I’m thankful for where God had brought me from and for the blessed helpmeet God blessed me with. I’m thankful for BGEA ministry to continue the work of reaching the lost for Jesus. I pray that everyone will continue with a great of thanksgiving and an attitude of praise for the great gift we have been given of salvation for our sins. Have a blessed evening.