I trust you have had enough turkey to put a full grown bear in a coma. And trust that you’ll be rooting the Packers on to victory.
If you find a few moments, I wanted to share a reflection I wrote for the academy where I teach. It’s very simple, and not very flashy, but I hope it finds you well. Enjoy.
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. Philippians 4: 6
Thanksgiving is a special time in our year. It’s a day that makes us sit down and think about the things or which we are most thankful. During the rest of the year, we spend our time thinking of our problems, or the things we want, but during Thanksgiving we stop what we’re doing, and we thank God for the blessings in our lives.
The Bible reminds us to not worry, but to be thankful when we bring our worries to God. He wants us to not worry, but instead, he desires for thankfulness and trust to grow in our lives. God wants us to remember the times he took care of us, and the times he answered our prayers. He wants us to remember and to be thankful.
We should also be thankful for the blessings in our lives that we take for granted every day. We are all blessed into homes where we eat and where we have a bed to sleep in. We are blessed with the ability to receive an education which will lead us to university, and eventually, a job.
So this year, as you reflect on what thanksgiving means and what you’re thankful for, take a moment and thank God for all the blessings in your life. Thank him for your family, home, school, and food. Even though studying isn’t fun, thank him for the chance to get an education. Most importantly, thank God for loving and taking care of you.