The Thanksgiving Holiday will come and go for many who do not possess a genuine heart of understanding. To the same this special holiday is one that is only material — filling the belly with delectable and numerous portions of eats.
To those truly “thankful,” the Thanksgiving holiday is meant to be much more than an early weekend break from employment, the enjoyable comfort of friends and family, the holiday feast and left-over weekend cold turkey sandwiches.
Those who are truly thankful for blessings of body and soul instinctively know the difference between feeling grateful and actually being thankful.
“Thankfulness,” – a grace [given] from the Triune God – thechristianmessage.org
……..There is a difference between being grateful and being thankful………..
…………But being thankful and living a life full of thankfulness takes on a different scope. In order to be truly “thankful,” – (1) it presupposes the actual “giving of thanks.” And, (2) in order to be “thankful” – it presupposes that there is someone to be thankful toward. Are we to pat ourselves on the back for that which we are thankful? Or, if we stop and think for a moment, is there someone far greater than we, for which we can actually express our thanks?……….
Related to the above:
Psalm 136 “Thanksgiving to God for His Enduring Mercy” – NKJV – biblegateway.com
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever….
….To Him who by wisdom made the heavens, for His mercy endures forever….
….To Him who divided the Red Sea in two, for His mercy endures forever….
….But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, for His mercy endures forever….
….To Him who struck down great kings, for His mercy endures forever; and slew famous kings,
for His mercy endures forever….
….And gave their land as a heritage, for His mercy endures forever;a heritage to Israel His servant,
for His mercy endures forever. Who remembered us in our lowly state, for His mercy endures forever;
and rescued us from our enemies, for His mercy endures forever; Who gives food to all flesh,
For His mercy endures forever.
Oh, give thanks to the God of heaven!For His mercy endures forever.”