When you think about what you are thankful for, what comes to mind? Thanksgiving is a legal holiday for people to be thankful for what they have. People often associate this holiday with turkey, pumpkin pie, Black Friday, etc… Often we forget to focus on things that mean the most to us.
Thanksgiving is defined as, the act of giving thanks, prayer expressing gratitude or a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness. Do we give thanks everyday or just one time a year. Do we start off our day despite our circumstances finding something to be thankful for? More than likely the things we are most grateful for we take advantage of and often shift to the back burner. Our world has got us in a rat race just trying to keep up.
Time seems to fly and we feel like we are surviving day in and day out. Who’s fault is this? We have slowly fell into this year after year and the breakdown of the home becomes more and more. With the advancement of technology, families spend less time together. Teenagers are glued to their cell phones and parents are more than likely glued to their I pads or computers. While technology has been a great advancement to many things in our life it has also been a tool to drive distance in the communication in families. Families were stronger when they had less distractions. When was the last time you sat down and just talked to each other? When was the last time you drove by someone’s front porch and saw a family outside visiting? All of the simple things of life that we take for granted have become obsolete. Families have forgotten how to communicate.
Thanksgiving means something different to all of us. Make it an appoint in your life today and everyday to find something to be thankful for. Don’t allow the things that don’t matter to trump the things that do. We are all guilty of this and it is a slow fade into separating our homes, family and friends.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.