What are you thankful for?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
 ©

I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving.
(Psalms 69:30 (NIV))

This is the attitude the Pilgrims had when they had their first Thanksgiving feast. They had suffered through a harsh winter, and with the help of new friends and by God’s grace, they had made it through their first harvest. They truly had something to be thankful for. They knew who to thank. They had come to this country to have the freedom to worship God the way they knew they should, not as a government dictated, and for that they were thankful.

Today, we need to be thankful for our freedom to worship God. However, if we are not careful, we will lose the spirit that the Pilgrims had. Our government, and others, are trying to tell us how, when and where we can worship. We are becoming just like the government that the Pilgrims left England to escape.

We need to be thankful to God, and not let others dictate to us where, when and how God can be worshipped. After all, this country was founded on this very freedom. If we don’t keep God as the center, then God will be missing from our society as we allow others to push Him more and more off to the side.

What are you thankful for?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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