It seems so appropriate that before we get to “the most wonderful time of the year”, that we take a few moments to express our thanks to God.
For many people Thanksgiving is a day to eat too much and watch football for the entire day. Yet, we as Christians know it goes far deeper than that, even though we may enjoy those things as well.
It's important that we have a thankful spirit!
John Henry Jowett, a British preacher of an earlier generation, said this about gratitude: “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” What did he mean? He meant that gratitude, like a vaccine, can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled, discouraged spirit. Like an antitoxin, gratitude can prevent the effects of the poisons of cynicism, criticalness, and grumbling. Like an antiseptic, a spirit of gratitude can soothe and heal the most troubled spirit.
There are a few things I wanted to share about the importance of having a thankful spirit so please take a few moments to read them.