Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

How does it feel to be taken for granted? Many parents have this reaction when their children don’t realize their effort. Many spouses know what it’s like not to be appreciated. Many business owners feel taken for granted by their staff.

How can we prevent taking others for granted? One powerful way is to express thanks. These expressions show that we appreciate others, that we demonstrate we value them and are grateful for what they have done.

These principles also are true in our spiritual lives, and reasons why the Bible reminds us we should be thankful before God.

Today, which commemorates “thanksgiving” in the U.S., is a day to remember this thankful spirit. Being thankful shows that we recognize how much we depend on God and what He has done for us. And it changes our hearts.

The Bible tells us to be thankful in all circumstances, even if we do not feel like it. When we give thanks to God, we honor and praise Him. This even prepares our hearts to be ready to receive more blessings.

Particularly powerful is the sacrifice of thanksgiving. These expressions cost us something. When we have options, but choose to give up something to honor God. These sacrifices show God that we value Him above everything else, and place Him first in our lives.

Today, think of all the reasons for being thankful. Allow your heart to be filled with thanks. Give Him thanks with your voice, and determine to offer a sacrifice to Him. But do it joyfully and willingly. Demonstrate your thankfulness by dedicating your time, talent, and treasure to His kingdom.