Thanks + Giving
Aren’t you glad this beautiful holiday isn’t called Thanksacquiring or Thankshoarding. It just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Thanks+Giving go together like peas and carrots. People who practice gratitude are also people who tend to have generous and serving hearts.
Generosity grows from giving thanks. Each time we give thanks it’s almost like we are watering the seeds of generosity sprinkled on the floor of our hearts.
One of the reasons I love celebrating Thanksgiving is because it is designed to shift our focus. This holiday encourages us to be intentional with “giving thanks”. It’s a time when we are reminded to take the spotlight and shine it on all the blessings in our lives and in our world.
The longer we walk with Christ, the more He teaches us that a grateful heart can’t live in isolation. A grateful heart steps out of the comfortable, takes risks, and is willing to be inconvenienced in order to show love to those around them.
I admit that I am not all the way there yet. But that’s my goal.
Thankful for the opportunity to practice Thanks+giving again today!