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A Time To Be Thankful

A Time To Be Thankful

By Keith Bellamy

Some people have a hard time being thankful. However, Christians are instructed to be always thankful (1 Thessalonians. 5:18).

I heard Willard Tate speak at a workshop years ago about being thankful. He told how he had an early Saturday morning class at Abilene Christian University. He would ask his class to write down ten things they were thankful for on that early Saturday morning. I must admit that when I was going to the University of Houston many years ago for an early Saturday marketing class, I would have had a difficult time in writing down ten things I was thankful for. And then Willard would help the class by saying, “You got up, didn’t you?” “You are alive!” And the list went on to ten.

Surely you have something for which to be thankful!

Recently a dear friend’s house was damaged to the point that they had to move out while it is being repaired. The attitude of the one dealing with this has been tremendous. “It could have been worse”, was the comment I heard. They are thankful they are alive.

I am thankful for God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and the church. I am thankful for this wonderful country I live in. I am even thankful for Tyler County. I am thankful for having the opportunity to write this column. I am certainly thankful for my wife, my daughters, my grandchildren and my sons-in-law. And the list goes on and on!

It is always time be thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Please consider the following.

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15; NIV)

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6; NIV).


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