This is the one day of the year, Thanksgiving Day, where most Americans stop and take a deep, calm breath to sincerely reflect and give credit to someone else for all their “blessings”. The list of benefactors is varied and interesting to say the least and usually starts with God, then family, health etc. Any list is fine and the priority order too I suppose. What’s important is exercising the very process of giving thanks while acknowledging others and getting our minds off ourselves for a change.
There is in interesting calm that comes about within one’s mind when that pause is purposed for the reason of the season, giving thanks. The very word “Thanksgiving”, incorporates two of the most needed and important principles in any language, “Thanks” and “Giving”. Regardless of the order that we use the two words, they are both equally important on their own or together.
I have not tried to impress you with any new revelation about Thanksgiving nor was that my intent in this writing. I only want to challenge each of our readers with this thought on this very special Holiday. It would seem to me that by my admitted lifestyle and my observation of others that this may very well be the only day of the year we purposely reflect on giving thanks and/or giving in general. What if we each privately committed to ourselves to try and celebrate a Thanksgiving day once a month? Some of us may even try to make that choice once a week. And for anyone who has the courage to try, perhaps once a day!!!!
As Christians we are indeed blessed to have inspiration and permission to enjoy life, compliments of King Solomon’s writing Ecclesiastes under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He writes in chapter 4:18-20 NKJ, “Hear is what I have seen: It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage. As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor, this is a gift of God. For he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart”. That by the way is why we Christians should put God at the top of our priority list for thanksgiving and consider taking the challege I just presented you.
Now members and readers, let me say to you,. Thankyou for your interest and patronage in the Kingdom Business Journal. We are honored and grateful to share these Kingdom principles and encouragement with you and believe your commitment to God’s plan for your life will be fulfilled in His Name. Happy Thanksgiving!
Rich Forster KBJ Publisher