|Posted by Cheryl on November 24, 2015 at 9:20 AM|
Have A Wonderful & Blessed Day!!! Have A Wonderful Thansgiving!!!
We all have reasons according to history for celebrating Thanksgiving The following is the short version:
We celebrate Thanksgiving in part to show our thanks for everything that we have, but also as a tribute to the pilgrims who came here from Europe. The history of Thanksgiving in the United States begins with the pilgrims who came over from England and landed on Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts in 1621.They wanted Religious freedom.
The pilgrims shared a feast in the fall time, probably October, of that year with the Wampanoag Indians. Although this was technically the first Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving would not become an annual event until many years later and would not become a federal holiday until 1941. In addition, many of the traditions like turkey and pie that we associate with Thanksgiving did not occur at the first Thanksgiving, instead evolving over many years.
I believe as Christians we should celebrate Thanksgiving in other ways (without the food) daily. We need to start being, MUCH MORE THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE ONE BIG THING IS OUR SALVATION. When we get to Thanks giving for the most part many of us sit down and get joyful sitting with family and say our prayer, and in front of family act somewhat holy. Then on Fridy we wake up, and the complaining, and griping starts all over again, "I ate too much", "I don't feel good", "did you see that hardly anybody helped clean up", "no leftovers for me".
STOP IT; we need to keep our state of Thanksgiving daily. If we can celebrate a Wordly holiday and do it with smiles, and thankfully, why within twenty four hours are we back to our unthanful spirit? We may have just fooled family, friends, brethren; but are you ready for a great news flash? YOUR NOT FOOLING THE LORD. Actually your really not fooling anyone, people know when your personality is like this. If food is what makes you thankful you need help.
We have so much to be thankful for; salvation, our families, our Pastors, our brethren, the air we breath, children, grandchildren. warm homes, we still have to right to worship freely. Sit in a quiet place and list what you you have. If you can't think of anything, think of other countries and the torture they go through, when was the last time your family was pulled from your home beaten, tortured, raped.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING AND KEEP THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING ALL YEAR LONG. LOVE IN CHRIST!!!
Psalm 100:1 A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Psalm 100:2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Psalm 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
1Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Psalm 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.