Can we make what’s become “turkey day” more godly? Try this…
[Steve Myers] Thanksgiving season is upon us. What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving? You know, a lot of people refer to Thanksgiving as Turkey Day. It’s a day we get together with our families. We have the traditional meal. We watch football, and we’re together. And that can be a very good thing. But at the same time if we only get stuck thinking of Thanksgiving as Turkey Day, I think there really is a major problem in the way we’re viewing something that could be a spiritual occasion.
So many times throughout the Bible we’re reminded to give thanks. Did you know that in the New King James Version of the Bible over 40 times those word are used? Give thanks. Praise God. Honor Him. Those phrases come up over and over and over again. And so here’s an amazing opportunity, especially here in America to really take that to heart, to really put that into practice. If you’ve ever thought about it this way that instead of thinking of it maybe as Turkey Day, what about being thankful?
And instead of Turkey Day we could call it maybe Thankful Thursday. It’s always on a Thursday here in America for Thanksgiving. Thankful Thursdays - in fact thanks shouldn’t just be limited to Thursdays, but as the Bible shows we should always be in that kind of an attitude, a thankful attitude. In Luke 1:49 Luke 1:49For he that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is his name.
American King James Version×it gives us an idea. If you can’t imagine some of the things to be thankful for here’s one way to begin that thought process. Luke 1:49 Luke 1:49For he that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is his name.
American King James Version×says, “He who is mighty has done great things for me.”
Think about that for a minute. What great things has God done for you? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to take a couple of minutes on Thankful Thursday, on Thanksgiving Day and recount some of those great things that God has done for you? It would give a whole different perspective to Turkey Day. So I think we should take that to heart. Let’s make this Thanksgiving season truly a season to be thankful and give thanks.
That’s BT Daily. We’ll see you next time.