Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all,
If you were to ask me a question about which Holiday I now like better; I would have to say Thanksgiving! Why? Because we have not turned that day into a circus like we have Christmas. It seems as though people start decorating for Christmas now in the summer time. And the focus is really not on the 'Birth of our Savior', but more on the marketing ploys of all the retailers to get you to buy there stuff for your loved ones! The gifts have become more important than the 'Giver Himself!' Christ came into the world so that all could have life and life abundantly! Let us use Thanksgiving day this year to jump start a new tradition in your family! Share with your family what you are truly thankful for and more importantly share with your Father and pray for Him to give you a 'new heart!' Philippians 4:4-5 says, 'Always be full of joy in the Lord, I say it again---rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon!'
From a retail standpoint, Thanksgiving and Christmas have been swallowed up together! Since that is the case, lets begin to use Philippians 4:6 as our motto to live by: 'Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.'
Your brother in Christ,