Giving Thanks

28 Nov

Giving Thanks…

In eastern thinking there’s no real distinction between God and creation—the creation is God and God is the creation. So there can be no real relationship; no giving, no receiving, no giving of thanks for having received a gift.

In eastern religion and New Age spirituality, there is really no one to give thanks to. That’s why eastern religions are not known for thanksgiving.

But the Bible is filled with thanksgiving. The people of God are called to be people of thanksgiving. Every major festival in Israel was a festival of thanksgiving. In fact thanksgiving in America is based on Sukkot, the Hebrew feast of tabernacles.

In eastern teachings, you’re told to extinguish all aspects of your individuality. But in the Bible you are told “Hodu L’Adonai ki tov, ki l’olam chasdo” which means “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever.”

If you’re a child of God you can’t live a thanksgivingless life. You’ve received the greatest of gifts and your life must reflect it. So give thanks today. Because for you Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday, it’s a way of life.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 95:2

Today, give thanks for all things and in everything.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,


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