Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the fall colors, the pumpkin everything, and the hint of chill in the air. Here in the south, it is literally a “hint”. One degree cooler is a good reason to break out the sweaters and hoodies!
However, more than any of these sentiments, I love the idea behind Thanksgiving. It is a very powerful tool. It can shift atmospheres by simply adjusting focus. When we intentionally reflect on what we do have rather than on what we do not have, we can truly see the abundance of wealth that is in our possession. It is through what we have that God desires to create His greatest miracles. A miracle always begins with something combined with faith and obedience. Together, the three can perform feats beyond our greatest expectations.
Just imagine what our world would be like if we all practiced a daily lifestyle of Thanksgiving? There is so much opportunity in each day. What is God trying to show you even in the challenging moments? What hidden jewels is He wanting you to find in every situation? The earth belongs to the Lord and what He has He gives to you. On the earth we have all we need. It was created so. The earth and its systems were created first to sustain the people God so loves.
This month, as you go about with a heart of Thanksgiving, the earth is going to be opened to you. You will tap into great resources that will bring provision for your current needs. You will discover treasures beneath your feet that you have not noticed before. You will become aware of what God has placed in front of you to bless you and to prosper you. You will see wealth in a whole new way and distribute it with a whole new mindset.
The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.
3 Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.[a]
5 They will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God their Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, God of Jacob.[b][c]