Even though we can be thankful every day of the year for what God has done and is doing in our lives, November is best known for the month of “thankfulness” – 30 days of thankfulness, in fact.
Now, there are many things to be thankful for, and we can give all the credit and the glory to our Heavenly Father up above.
What does the word “thankful” mean?
The word “thankful” simply means to be grateful and appreciative.
Let’s check out some Bible verses about being thankful, for we have much to be thankful for! … our jobs, families, friends, homes, food, pets, etc.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! – Psalm 107:1
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. – James 1:17
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. – Colossians 4:2
That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! – Psalm 30:12
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! – Psalm 100:4
We can be thankful for God’s priceless gift to us, His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross so that we all may be freed from the chains of sin.
The Bible tells us:
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. – 1 John 2:2
You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. – 1 John 3:5
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. – John 5:24
Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. … – Isaiah 53:1-12
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! – 2 Corinthians 9:15
We can all be thankful to God for this beautiful gift that demonstrates forgiveness and a second chance at life, a new beginning.
What are you thankful for today? Please share your story with us!