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.

Read: Giving Thanks in Everything

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. Diana Lynn Cornette says:

    Thanks. Amen.

  2. Tim hibner says:

    Praise God for His greatest gift of sending Jesus.

  3. Gerry says:

    It’s virtually impossible to thank God for everything He does for us each day. It’s endless. Some things are not even known to us. However, we can be certain that He has our very best interests at heart always. His love and grace are immeasurable.

  4. Ester says:

    As vezes me esqueço de agradecer pelo alimento que Deus me providencia, e as vezes até sinto falta de agradece, mas depois de hoje irei sempre da graças pelas providências de Deus.