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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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45 Comments

  1. Badmus Olalekan Abraham says:

    Thank you sir for the word exposition

  2. Ebenezer says:

    Thank you Lord for saving me

  3. peter kitheka says:

    I thank God that he uses so many avenues to speak to his people:a comment in this posting,’paul’s thorn in the flesh was painful in secret & humiliating in public’,is an answer to my situation;God bless the one who posted and all.

  4. Sheila Hofer says:

    Thank you Dear Lord for loving me.and your Grace in my life.

  5. Dianna King says:

    Dear Billy, in the 1980″s you came to my city of Sacramento and I believed at the time I was saved because I had accepted Jesus, but because of your ministry I finally understood the meaning of the cross! God Bless You for your faithfulness and love for the unsaved.

  6. Jo Cloud says:

    I hope God will help me this Thanksgiving this will be the first . Which of us my daddy 13 years ago How to pray to God that He helps me through this I won’t be with other person my family but I will be with two important cousins And may God bless them and keep them safeThanksgiving without my mom

  7. og obamedo says:

    thank you lord, i was inspired by your word

  8. og obamedo says:

    lord i thank you for all you have done for me and my family. billy God bless you for i am inspired by your words

  9. og obamedo says:

    i thank

  10. Scott Canada says:

    Thank you lord for my salvation