The Bible exhorts all of us to praise God. When I do that, it gives me hope. The 100th Psalm is perfect to prepare a heart for giving thanks.

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He Who has made us and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.”
(Psalm 100: 1-5)

My traditional Thanksgiving holiday will be observed differently this year and will be missing loved ones who usually gather with us. However, it is still a day to give thanks to God and praise His name.

Having an attitude of gratitude pleases God, Who gives every good thing. Below is an acrostic for the word, grateful. It reminds us of His love, a great reason to be grateful.


While my calendar indicates that next week brings the official holiday of Thanksgiving Day, my Bible teaches to have an attitude of gratitude every day. As I prepare to observe Thanksgiving Day, I will ponder the message of Psalm 100.

My heartful of gratitude and hope is more important than a tableful of traditional turkey and trimmings. I am blessed and hopeful, because “His lovingkindness is everlasting.”

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of Lights, with Whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”  (James 1: 17)

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