Spiritual Growth

Reflections

Thanksgiving

  • Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. It is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables (if it is not during a time of fasting, as this year will be on November 28).

Let me share with you some of what the Bible says about the life of thanksgiving:

"The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day, the father makes known to the children Your faithfulness." (Isaiah 38:19)

"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High." (Psalm 50:14)

"I will give to the Lord the thanks due to His righteousness, and I will sing praise to the Name of the Lord, the Most High." (Psalm 7:17)

"Giving thanks always, and for everything to God the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 5:20)

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanks giving, let your requests be made known to God." (Philippians 4:6)

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thessalonians 3:15)

"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)

"I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance, and all knowledge." (1 Corinthians 1:4-5)

"For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer." (1 Timothy 4:4-5)

"I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers." (Ephesians 1:16)

By: Fr. Mikhail E. Mikhail, D. Min.

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