Thursday, July 15, 2010

Give Thanks blog - What this site is all about

Ephesians 5:20 says this: always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God...

As a Christian, I have much to be thankful for. In fact, I have everything to be thankful for because I know that God works out everything for the good of those who love Him.

The Bible gives the following command: in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Romans 1:21 gives us a negative view of those who do not give thanks: For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Giving thanks is so crucial because it reminds us that life, and all the things that come with it, good and bad, are gifts from the Lord. Even the sad and painful things we experience point us to the gift of joy and satisfaction that God allows and provides.

The purpose of this site is to encourage everyone to be thankful. Although I am a Christian and I firmly believe that only Christians understand the true meaning of giving thanks (as defined by God as giving thanks unto Him), I am hopeful that any person would use this site to think about things they are thankful for. My hope and prayer is that as you grow in your understanding of thankfulness, you would begin to ponder where these gifts come from, and that curiosity would lead you to the Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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