Having a Thankful Heart

It is that time of the year when we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Although I am writing this 2 days ahead of Thanksgiving Day celebration here in USA, I am just filled with gratitude for what the Lord has done in my life – spiritually and emotionally. 

I believe this is also one of the reasons why America is so blessed.  I may be mistaken, but I believe US and Canada are the two countries that I know of that celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  Canada celebrates theirs on the second Monday of October, while we celebrate them on the fourth Thursday of November.  It is a tradition that was initiated by the English settlers at Berkely Hundred in Virginia and Plymouth Colony settlers in Massachusetts in the 17th century.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, it should not be a one day event only.  I believe that having a thankful heart and showing gratitude to God is part of our daily lives, as prayer and worship should be.  Having a thankful heart to the Lord, brings us closer to Him.  Yes, sometimes the trials that He gives us can be unbearable, but if we maintain an attitude of gratitude as part of our selves, somehow the weight of that load is lifted from us. 

We worship God acknowledging the Giver of life.  We pray to God establishing the source of our strength.  We thank God for His gift of our redemption – Jesus Christ.

At this time, I would like to invite everyone to comment/write about what you’re thankful for in your life.  In this special time of the year, let your thanks be read.

What are you thankful for?