Estes Echo

As we all get ready to return to our jobs, school, and routines after Thanksgiving, we should remember that thankfulness should be a constant in our lives. Christians don’t really need to be reminded of this, but in case you have forgotten, consider the following:

Deuteronomy 3:17 “When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.”—If you enjoyed a good meal on Thanksgiving, or if you didn’t go hungry, remember that those gifts of sustenance come from God.

Philippians 1:3-4 “I thank God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.—We have the love and support of a Christian family, an incredible gift sent from God.

Psalm 30:12 “That my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.”—We have the joy that comes from a relationship with the most high God.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”—Even when our lives are not perfect or filled with difficulty, we have prayer, joy, and God’s promises to be thankful for.

2 Corinthians 9:15 “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.”—The “indescribable” gift sent from God—life, his son, eternal life, and so much more that is “indescribable” are ours to cherish.