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Thanksgiving: What Are You Thankful For?

Around this time of year, we begin to reflect on what we are thankful for. Thanksgiving is a special holiday and the time for family, friends, feasting, and being thankful for our blessings. As Christians, we should always be thankful. This is actually God’s will for us! God loves when we praise him and sing to him in thanksgiving!

Philippians 4:4 says:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

It is easy to get wrapped up in the fast-paced society and to forget what we have. How easily we forget! We worry about the future, to-do lists, homework, school, our parents, and more! We worry about we are going through or we are distracted easily, but sometimes we need to stop, say a prayer, and thank God for all of our blessings.

I am so thankful for so many things in my life. I am thankful for God, Jesus, salvation, my family, friends, shelter, my car, my jobs, and clothing; for my ability to see, hear, walk, sing, dance, write music, get an education, and worship freely; and for church and the extra blessings in life. And more! I could go on!

PI girls, I challenge you to make a list of what you are thankful for that you can share at the dinner table on Thanksgiving! Let us rejoice, for we have so many blessings!

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

What are you thankful for?

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  1. jones.dana46

    Posted by jones.dana46 on November 25, 2011 at 22:48

    I am thankful for Jesus Christ and everything he has done in my life. I am thankful for my family and for my friends. I am also thankful for the wonderful youth group God has placed me in. Thanksgiving is on of favorite holidays because reminds us that we have so much to be thankful for and we should be thanking God for these things daily.

  2. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 23, 2011 at 23:51

    I am thankful for many things,but I am most greatful for Jesus enduring the cross for MY SINS and the sins of the WORLD.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Jayne Fox on November 23, 2011 at 15:35

    I know everyone will say this but I am truly thankful for nmy family! Also for my mom letting me do all these things that cost money.Right now I’m doiig winter water polo and she is letting me take horse riding lessons. I love horses! 🙂 <3

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by shortycake1213 on November 23, 2011 at 09:59

    I’m so thankful for Jesus, my family, my friends, my church family, being able to get an education, my house, music, food…the list goes on! Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone! 🙂 xo Kathy

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by rachel16 on November 23, 2011 at 05:52

    im thankful for my piano lessons

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Samantha on November 22, 2011 at 13:10

    I am thankful for:

    the freedom to worship, everything God, Jesus have done for me, my family, health, car, and a nice home!!

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by mcsnowball on November 22, 2011 at 13:02

    I know that I need to be more thankful for everything the Lord has done for me.

  8. Posted by on November 22, 2011 at 12:49

    I am thankful that our sins can be forgiven. 🙂

  9. Posted by on November 22, 2011 at 12:37

    I am thankful for Jesus’ salvation, and of course, Jesus Himself

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by AnnaB96 on November 22, 2011 at 10:45

    im thankful for my bible study girls so much! my friend and i are freshmen and we lead a bible study on tuesday mornings for 7th and 8th grade girls. i love them so much! Of course, thats only one of the many many things that i can thank God for every day!

  11. Posted by on November 22, 2011 at 07:42

    I know I should be thankful for family and such…. BUt it is the Lord that I am most thankful for…. because he gave me mybest friend, and my best friend, he has helped me through everything from being si… to every day issues!

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by Countrygirl212 on November 22, 2011 at 05:07

    I always loved the food and the being with my family! Im happy and thankful that i get to spend the holidays with my family.