I love Thanksgiving…
I love the food.
I love the family and friends.
I love the football.
I love it all.
(In fact, it may even be my favorite holiday, because I just love that combination of food, family & friends, and football all in one day.)
But, it’s just one day.
Imagine if we were only thankful one day a year.
Maybe that sounds crazy, but how often do we actually celebrate what we’re thankful for the other 364 days of the year?
Is thanksgiving more of a holiday or a habit for you?
Is it something that you celebrate every day or only on special occasions?
Do you need a reason to be thankful every day or do you choose to be thankful even on your worst of days?
Are you teaching and modeling every day thanksgiving to those around you, or do they see you living in a perpetual cycle of discontent?
Thanksgiving isn’t just a once-a-year holiday.
It’s an every day choice.
And, when we choose to be thankful every day, those choices turn into a habit.
Don’t let Thanksgiving be just a holiday for you this year. Let it become a habit that you celebrate every day.
Let it become a habit that keeps pointing you (and those who are watching you) to Jesus.
Let it become such a part of our every day lives that the generations that follow us think less of thanksgiving as a holiday and more as a way of life.
1 I will exalt you, my God and King,
and praise your name forever and ever.
2 I will praise you every day;
yes, I will praise you forever.
3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure his greatness.
4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)