TIME FOR THANKSGIVING
“Giving thanks for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ“.–Eph. 5:20
It’s common to hear or say, “It’s almost time for Thanksgiving”, and of course we know it is a reference to Thanksgiving Day, which is fine. But there are times when some folks seem to take the same approach to thanksgiving itself, which is far from fine.
With many things there is a time for them and also a time when they are not appropriate or needed. There is meal-time, bed-time, fun-time, etc., but these are not things we do all the time. However, there is never a time when it’s not time for thanksgiving. Even under the worst of times we need to be mindful of our blessings and thankful for them. In fact it might be more important then than any other time because it will encourage us. It will also keep us from complaining. We don’t grumble about things we’re grateful for.
However, the importance of thanksgiving goes beyond how it benefits us. It is a matter of honoring God and that makes it of utmost importance. Failure to give thanks is a chief characteristic of unregenerate men ( Rom. 1:21). Thanksgiving is one of the evidences of being a Spirit-filled believer (Eph. 5:18), which is in fact the only way we can be truly thankful “always for all things“. Considering the grace of God there is never an excuse for being unthankful because God is good all the time!.–HDS
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346