Psalm 69:30 (NAS) I will praise the name of God with song, And shall magnify Him with thanksgiving
Psalm 100:4 (RSV) Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name!
Colossians 3:15 (NAS) And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
1 Timothy 4:4-5 (NAS) For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NAS) in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
(copied from Yahoo Voices)
I love Christmas! I love the food, music, excitement, busyness, shopping, traditions, and movies. I even love the crowds! I am so excited about it this year because Darling Daughter is old enough to be excited with the rest of us. We will have two kids to enjoy all of the magic with this year!
Having said that, I am not ready to begin the craziness just quite yet! I love Thanksgiving, too.
I heard that some local towns are already putting up their Christmas decorations. I know some friends who are doing the same. I even know a few, a very select few, who are finished with all of their Christmas shopping.
Thanksgiving is an opportunity to gather as a family, focus on our blessings, and not worry about giving or getting more. It is a time to concentrate on all that we already have.
Don’t rush this month of November. Talk to your families about your blessings and having an attitude of gratitude.