The worst thanksgiving service I ever saw advertised was from a liberal “church” that had a special “Thanking the Earth” ceremony.

How about this bumper sticker? “Did you thank a green plant today?”

plantHow far away from God these people must be to thank the creation and not the Creator.

This type of “gratitude” reminds me of what the Apostle Paul said, “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator…”

God has given us so much compared to everyone else in the world. A Forbes article reported that the poorest 5% in America is equal to the richest 5% in India.

Having trouble thanking God for something? Think: Did you eat today? (How’s that waistline?) Do you have a home? Are you wearing clothes? Are you a fashionista? Do you have toys, junk, lots of things and no space to store it?

Someone said, “You never know how much you have to be thankful for until you pay taxes on it.”

American Christians should be the most thankful of all since we really do have the best of both worlds, materially and spiritually.

If you’re a Texan Christian, you should be even more thankful because people leave you alone. And you own a gun.

If you’re a believer in Jesus you have everything you need for life and godliness; you’re blessed with every spiritual blessing. Your sins are forgiven; your future is Heaven. Not only that, you have a relationship with God now, whereas before, you were his enemy.

We take a lot for granted, and, truthfully, we’re not very thankful, so we need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses,” said Alphonse Karr.

Robert Louis Stevenson: “The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life.”

Have you fallen asleep? Wake up and understand that everything you have is a gift from God including life and breath and everything else.

Even your very faith is a gift. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”

If you are a person of no thanks, turn it around and “Know Thanks.”

Thank you.

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