This a season of thankfulness. And I wanted to give you a list of seven things that you should be thankful for this holiday.

1. This new day.

If you woke up today, that means that the Lord has a purpose for you. Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

2. God’s Son died for you.

Yeshua (Jesus) came to this wicked earth to die for your sins so you can be saved from an eternity of suffering. John 3:16 states this: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

3. God loves you.

More than you could ever know. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ [Messiah] died for us.”

4. The Bible.

God gave us His written Word for us to know and grow closer to Him. Proverbs 30:5 says that “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.”

5. The people around you.

God placed certain people in your life to be a help to you when you need them most. In Proverbs 18:24, it says “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

6. God’s creation.

The beauty of God’s handiwork is all around us. “Let the sea roar, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell in it; Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together before the LORD” (Psalm 98:7-8).

7. You are wonderfully made.

God made you the way you are, no matter what standards the world places on you. The Psalmist in Psalm 139:14 says “I will praise You [God], for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your [God’s] works, and that my soul knows very well.”

We should give thanks to the Lord not only today but every day of our lives. It is His will for us to have a thankful heart. First Thessalonians 5:18 says that “in everything [we should] give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus [Yeshua Messiah] for you.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie Steele

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