“….to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).
Think of the numerous good things that have been done by God to you and be thankful to Him. Be thankful to God for giving life, health and strength. How blessed it is to thank God who has blessed you with blessings of this age, Spiritual and eternal blessings!
In United States of America, they have earmarked a day as “Thanksgiving Day.” That is the day on which the USA came into being. It is an important day on which the people, as a nation, thank God for giving them the independence, delivering from slavery. They celebrate this day with grandeur till today.
Today, we also remain as a nation. When we get washed with the blood of Jesus and become His children, we will be delivered from the power of darkness and enter into the Kingdom of the Son of His love (Colossians 1:13). Now we are functioning in the Heavenly government. So, it is very much essential for us to stay with gratitude to God.
A servant of God had been celebrating his birthday very grandly every year. . But, after getting saved, his thought went this way. “I have born and grown in sin and in that case, why should I celebrate that day? Instead, why can’t I celebrate the day on which I was saved, on which day I was born again? That is the day on which the Saviour came into my life as a King of glory.” After thinking this way, he celebrated the day on which he had been saved as the ‘Day of gratitude.’
Many people have become unthankful in these final days (2 Timothy 3:2). But the children of God should not be like that. It is essential that you should be thankful to God who is your loving Saviour and who suffered on the Cross for your sake.
Dear children of God, do not celebrate one day in a year as the day of gratitude like people of United States of America but keep thanking God day after day. Since God is doing thousands of good things every day, keep praising Him every minute for all His love and grace.
To meditate: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1).