Hi Friends, I hope you’re looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration this week with family and friends. I’ll be roasting the turkey, making Seven-Layer Salad, and enjoying the day with my husband, two of my daughters, and a few friends. The menu is planned, the turkey is thawing in the refrigerator and the grocery shopping is done . . . now it’s time to prepare my heart.
“Thanksgiving is not just a holiday celebration once a year. It is an attitude of the heart that produces joy. It’s also a biblical command for believers.” Sarah Young, author of Always Jesus.
Consider these verses . . .
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100: 4 – 5
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.” Psalm 95: 1 – 3
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
“Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
I hope these verses will give you food for thought this week. Visit my Extra Page for the Seven Layer Salad and Pumpkin Fluff recipes, two of our favorite Thanksgiving favorites.
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From our family to yours: may your table be full and may your hearts overflow with Thanksgiving!