As Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, perhaps you have been busy like me. Writing lists of things that need to be accomplished, food that needs to be bought, cleaning that needs to take place before everybody arrives, and the list goes on and on. But as I finally take a break from my hectic schedule to sit down for a few minutes at the computer I realize the importance of slowing down.
I need to take time to quiet my heart before God and think about why we celebrate this season. It is a time to remember our godly American heritage. It also is a time to thank God for the many blessings that He bestows upon us each and every day. We need to let our thanksgiving overflow out of our hearts and share it with others. "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done." 1 Chronicles 16:8.
Don't let the holiday go by without sharing with someone at least one thing that you are thankful for. How about starting a new habit of thanking God for something each day, as well as someone else in your life. You will start cultivating a thankful heart.