Well, it’s Thanksgiving week, and it’s a favorite holiday for many, including for me. But does Thanksgiving have to be just a day? What if we took the idea of Thanksgiving and lived it out every single day of our lives? In this episode we’re pondering the idea of living as if Thanksgiving is more than a day. Because I believe it is, and you might too.
What’s your favorite way to celebrate Thanksgiving?
Our family has celebrated this holiday in all sorts of different ways through the years, we’ve traveled, we’ve stayed home, and we’ve enjoyed many years of Cracker Barrel’s Thanksgiving meals. Yes, the restaurant, Cracker Barrel. I share more about that in this episode, along with how I enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with a yummy meal with family, and with watching football.
But I believe Thanksgiving is much more than all of this. I believe there’s more to it than just one day out of the year.
Do we reserve our thanks for one day a year or do we live in this expression of thanks all year long?
I want to live as if Thanksgiving is more than just a day.
Maybe you do, too?
I believe it starts with a grateful heart. Do you and do I have grateful hearts? Or do we have grumbling hearts?
What we think, what we say, and how we act are all indicators of what’s in our hearts. I share two passages of scripture regarding this truth.
Click on the player above to listen to the full 14-minute episode.
You can find a printable in my Free Resources with fifteen Bible verses that support living a life of thanksgiving.
Will you pray with me today? I can’t think of a better way to close out this episode.
Father God, we praise You for the hearts you created within us. We know everything we do comes from them. We’ve filled our hearts with other stuff besides Your goodness, and what’s in our hearts always comes out. Lord, change our hearts. Make them be more like Jesus’ heart. Transform our hearts and fill them with gratefulness and thankfulness. We desire to live lives of thanksgiving, because we know thanksgiving is more than just a day. We want it to characterize our lives. To be people of thanksgiving. We can’t do that without You, God. We need You. Thank You for who You are and all You do. We love You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Friend, may your thanksgiving be blessed… the day and the life! God bless you!
Links in this episode:
- Definition of thanksgiving
- Proverbs 4:23 VOICE
- Luke 6:44-45 VOICE
- Ezekiel 36:26 VOICE
- Ephesians 5:20 NIRV
- Psalm 106:1 NLT
- Psalm 30:12 CEV
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV
- 15 Bible Verses Perfect for Thanksgiving printable
- Encouragement for Real Life Community
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