Christians, let’s remember that physically we are in the world but spiritually we are in the Kingdom of God. Giving thanks to God is a lifestyle for Christians.
Gratitude is a feeling but thanksgiving is an action. Thanksgiving is expressing to God the gratitude that is in our hearts. We express it to God through prayer, song, and bringing sacrificial gifts to God. When we fail to express thanksgiving to God, we take God’s favor, grace, mercy, and blessings for granted.
Let’s remember to continually express the gratitude that is in our hearts to God. Here are just a few of the things, we can give God thanks for…
- for the body and blood of Jesus when we celebrate Communion
- for daily blessings (soteria, Greek word for salvation includes forgiveness of sin, healing, deliverance, guidance, provision, protection, and preservation) and
- for those who have come to know Jesus as Saviour and Lord
As we leave the season that the world calls “the Thanksgiving holiday” and go into the season that the world calls “the Christmas holidays”, let’s remember God commands us to overflow with thanksgiving to Him and that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let’s give thanksgiving to God for salvation, the greatest gift the world could ever receive made available through God’s Son Jesus. Let’s show and tell Jesus everywhere we go!