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Wednesday's Word: Wednesday's Word - Thanks In Giving

Wednesday's Word

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday's Word - Thanks In Giving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

As I sat and thought about Thanksgiving, of course I didn’t want to take away from the traditional understanding of why we celebrate. No. Not the pilgrim story, but the idea that God has richly blessed us with such abundance. Even if we think on times gone by and the ups and downs of life. We still can’t help but realize that it’s not the “stuff” that counts and there are still reasons to be thankful.

I also couldn’t help thinking of the Words of Scripture – Acts 20:35 … It is more blessed to give than to receive. It never ceases to amaze me of how true we know that is, even though we can so easily get caught up in receiving. Trust me, I’m not saying that receiving I bad, far from it. We receive and it blesses us. And when we’re blessed, we’re equipped to be a blessing to others.

A couple of years back, I spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Valdosta with my aunt who really went BIG with the dinner and everything. It was a great time with family and friends. And then something happened; A woman and her children pulled into hotel parking lot with car trouble. She called to her family that was expecting her and they were on their way. Wouldn’t you know it, they broke down too!
We had more than enough to give and we were all so much more blessed as we could share with and bless these passersby’s.

Here’s the Word:

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

So enjoy your time with family or friends or whatever your situation. And if you can consider yourself blessed at any level, be thankful. And even more than that, you can show your appreciation. Show your Thanks in giving.

In Him,
Cros

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