Thanksgiving is More Than a Holiday: A Moment for Gratitude

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So much more than a holiday, thanksgiving refreshes the soul.

Feel like you’ve been gasping for air?

Bound tight by busy days, have you been  breathing shallow with lungs half-full and heart half-empty?

It’s so easy to be consumed with  never-ending duties of the day, giving our energy to others. We run hard, giving our best to God, family, home, work, and whatever else is on our list.

Take a moment to fill your heart with the grace of gratitude.

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 Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!”
    Angels listen as I sing my thanks.
I kneel in worship facing your holy temple
    and say it again: “Thank you!”
Thank you for your love,
    thank you for your faithfulness;
Most holy is your name,
    most holy is your Word.
The moment I called out, you stepped in;
    you made my life large with strength. Psalm 138: 1-3 MSG

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Hallelujah! I give thanks to God with everything I’ve got— Wherever good people gather, and in the congregation. God’s works are so great, worth A lifetime of study—endless enjoyment! Splendor and beauty mark his craft; His generosity never gives out. His miracles are his memorial— This God of Grace, this God of Love.  Psalm 111 MSG

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Gratitude is life to the soul.

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And let your living spill over into thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7 MSG

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Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe… Hebrews 12:28 NASB

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So much more that a holiday, thanksgiving is a way of living.

Today and everyday.

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends! I am grateful for you!

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you for elaborating on Thanksgiving. I needed to feel more than a holiday.

    • Blessings Emily. I hope this was an encouragement to you. Though it may feel forced at times, gratitude is the foundation of joy. I appreciate your thoughts!

  2. There is so much to be thankful for. He is so worthy of my praise. Blessings!

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