This week we will be looking at thankfulness. Most of us growing up were taught to always say thank you whenever we received something from someone, whether it was a present, act of service, kind word, etc... However there is a big difference between being polite and acting thankful and actually being thankful. As Thanksgiving approaches this week let's look at what some of the differences are, and what scripture has to the say about being thankful.
As we reflect on Casey's sermon and examine our own lives, lets ask the question, are we truly thankful for what God has done in our lives? Or are we just being polite. And most importantly does it matter? Does it matter to God? Does it matter to us? I think we will find that it does. True thankfulness changes hearts, minds, and perspectives. Being polite changes nothing, in fact it can bring resentment and strife depending on the circumstances. Last but not least does God desire us to be thankful for His sake? Or for ours? Or both? This week as we approach Thanksgiving lets try to focus on things that we are legitimately thankful for. I think we will find it easier to be thankful in general if we start there. As always I will be praying for us all, Happy Thanksgiving!