O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods… Psalm 95: 1-3…
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Eph 4:5-6
Today is the eve of the biggest food fest of the year. It’s also the eve of one of the most stressful days of the year. Where is all that stress coming from? Multiple places. Family dynamics, a full four-course meal and all the prep that requires, and tons of clean up and pack up, and travel make November 28th a day full of activity, full of complex wranglings, and full of noisy banter, but not all of it good. That is the run down and outlook for Thanksgiving Day in many American households this year, but I’m hoping better things for you and me.
I’m hoping that for the household of God, tomorrow will be just like yesterday was, and today will be–a day of blessing, when we promote the concept of peace with God and our fellows, to our fellows, and celebrate the fact that our needs are met, our families are blessed, and our futures are secure through Jesus’ sacrifice for us at Calvary.
I’m praying that the folks around our tables will hear Jesus’ name spoken.
I’m praying they will be asked to bow their heads and recognize the goodness God has brought into each life.
I’m praying that even if they don’t acknowledge the goodness of God in their own lives, they will see Him reflected and worshipped through ours.
On Thanksgiving Day, if you are tempted to lose your temper or scream out in frustration over burnt taters or a desert that you forgot to make, Ladies, let “your gentler spirit be shown to all men.”
Guys, I know you are all set to help out where you can, right? It may seem like a small thing to set the table, or help clean it up after feasting, but now, more than ever, resolve to take on the role of servant to your King by helping his princess.
Whether your house has a traditional couple working together to create a blessed experience for others this Thanksgiving, or if you are on your own at the helm this year, remember the Lord is near! Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
There’s nothing our Lord likes better on Thanksgiving morning than to hear that a praying man or woman just got out of bed. Seek Him early tomorrow, and be blessed!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!