Are you getting prepared for thanksgiving?
Are you one of those amazingly gifted people who take this feast head on, whipping out popular dishes with ease? Maybe your gift is a single special dish you eagerly are willing to share? And there’s me (am I alone in this?) who will jump to offer the simplest of things; olives, nuts, Hawaiian rolls, etc. AND I will humbly appreciate others talent of cooking skills and hospitality. On the flip side, I will eagerly set tables and do clean up, and I will do it well!!
Isn’t that what gratitude is? Recognizing others strengths in areas and to humbly appreciate it, while presenting our own skills as an offering of thankfulness? Personally, I find this true in many areas of life! Thanksgiving Day is merely an example. This is true in marriage, friendships, in our churches, and even our jobs. None of it runs smoothly without appreciating other people’s role in those areas of your life!
Let us be thankful of those around us. Let’s look around with gratitude for who God put in our lives, even if it’s as simple as a kind cashier or a stranger holding a door open for us!!
AND most importantly,
“whatever you do in word or deed, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”