Most American holidays escape us. After 15 years of living in Africa, we sometimes chuckle how South African holidays have championed USA ones. But there is one exception- Thanksgiving! We love sharing about this precious American holiday with our African family. It is so much more than the narrative about the Indians and the Pilgrims- it speaks of the power between perspective and provision. When the Pilgrims choose thanksgiving over entitlement, they positioned themselves to receive…It was a humbling journey but they reaped peace and provision! Thanksgiving centers our hearts in God’s will!
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:16 -18
If we can choose joy, regardless of circumstances, Jesus draws near to us (Phil 4:4). By staying in constant fellowship with Jesus (praying continually), we allow God’s perspective to reign. He reveals His will to us (John 15). And if we can train our hearts in thanksgiving, we follow Jesus wherever He leads. How can we not obey Him?
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Col.3:16 -17
Thanksgiving is a daily festivity, Amen?! I love what W.J Cameron said, “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” Everyday. In every way. Siyabonga Jesus! We love and bless you family.