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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holidays: Thanksgiving Edition

Everyone loves holidays, but not everyone knows what holiday's are for. Break the word "Holiday" up and it says "Holy day." Why would Thanksgiving be a Holiday?  Well, being thankful is good, but why are we thankful? Why is there a day set aside for giving thanks?
Being thankful is your choice. Most everyone has a big meal, so should you thank you parents for fixing you a wonderful meal? You should, but that is not the purpose of the holiday. The Pilgrims thanked God for safe travel when they where settled in America. What do you have to thank God for this Holiday?
God loves it when we thank him. you don't have to wait until thanksgiving to thank God. You should thank him all year long, but thanksgiving is a reminder that you need to thank God.
In a way it like an alarm clock, when it buzzes it reminds you to wake up. When Thanksgiving rolls around we should be remind "Be thankful!"
Thanksgiving is a Holiday because we remember all God has done for us. I like to write down 100 things I'm glad God gave me. I can usually get to 50 pretty easy, but from there on, I have to think hard. Find a way that work for you, something that gets the thankful part of the mind started up.
What does Holy mean? A dictionary describes it as having a spiritual quality, but the bible means being perfect.
The Sabbath is a Holy day, so a holy day is a day you spend with God, one set aside for God.
A holy person is someone who is perfect, a holy day is a day you remember the only perfect person, God.
Have a great thanksgiving everyone! And remember to give thanks to the lord for thing he has done for you. God is worthy of our praise. And I hope you have a blessing filled holiday!


Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
2 Corinthians 9:10-12


Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.  Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100

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