《Thanksgiving Season Meditation》: “What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.” (Psa 116: 12-13)
Meditation one: Why people today do not thank God? It is because they view all things as norm and take them for granted. It’s just like we have water to drink and fresh air to breathe, but not knowing the needs of being grateful. It is even harder to be thankful if one mingles in one’s human natures such as pride, fussiness, competition, jealousy, and dissatisfaction. We should thank God for what we have, and not be anxious about what we do not possess. When we receive the grace of God with a grateful heart and obey God’s will with a thankful mind, we are bound to repay God.
Meditation two: What is the most specific action for a Christian to repay God’s grace? It is not only to “lift the cup of salvation” to offer a thanksgiving sacrifice, but also “to call on the name of the Lord” to preach the gospel of Christ to others, and to witness the glory of God. How much you are grateful indicates how much your faith is. How much you trust in your God then that much of gratitude your heart will have.
Prayer: Thank God, how great Your grace is. During Thanksgiving season, when people are passionate about turkey dinners or vacations, I will count all Your blessings with my family. Please help me, not just to be gracious and grateful, I will take action to repay Your grace. Let me be joyful to share your gospel with others in the season of thanksgiving. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!