The first part of the National Day of Thanks Mission Statement is: Thanking God …
In Psalms, thanksgiving is always focused on God and His goodness. There is no doubt the Psalmist wanted to remind people of all the Lord had done for them. When was the last time you stopped and thanked God for all He has given you?
The second part of the Mission Statement is: thanking each other. Finding different ways to thank others for their generosity, or even reminding ourselves of just how much we have to be thankful for, can be rewarding. How often are we overwhelmed with work and activities and forget to stop and think about what God has done for us? When we stop and pause to thank God for our life and the people around us, it is like taking the top off a pressure cooker. Then if we reach out and thank someone else for their involvement and contribution to our life, something changes in us and we see things differently.
Finding ways to thank others for their generosity can be rewarding. Do you have trouble figuring out what to say in a thank you card? It has to come from the heart, doesn’t it? Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Have a look at 2 Corinthians 4:15 …All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
This National Day of Thanks show your gratitude by thanking God first. Then think of who else you can thank and how you can thank them.
Robert J Burman
Coordinator – National Day of Thanks