Tomorrow our nation stops for Thanksgiving. It is good and right to do so but among all the feasting, family, football, and frivolity, how much time will be given to thanks? May I recommend a simple spiritual exercise that you do early in the morning, prior to the feasting, family, football and frivolity.
- Take a simple sheet of paper and pen.
- Number it 1-12
. . .
- Beside each number write the name of someone for whom you are thankful.
- Pause for a moment to thank God for that person and to ask God to bless him or her.
Carry the sheet through the day and during the short pauses in the feasting, family, football and frivolity, remember the people and thank God again.
Let us actually practice Thanksgiving this year.
I thank my God every time I remember you. (Phil 1:3)
Lord Jesus, thank you for remembering me.