There is so much to be thankful for, we can’t even begin to count our many blessings. Still, we try to name a few of the things we are thankful for; it helps us to cultivate a grateful heart. Today Americans will gather in gratitude for all God has given us.
The word thanks, or thanksgiving, appears in the NIV translation 100 times, many times in the Psalms. Here is a short collection of those beautiful verses.
1 Chronicles 29:13
And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you.
Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
May you experience the rich blessings of Thanksgiving today, and always.
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