Gratitude Born of Pain

We often associate gratitude with obvious blessings, but the original Thanksgiving was based on something else. #Thanksgiving #Pilgrims #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions #Gratitude

Thanksgiving was started by a group of people who had experienced religious persecution, death of close family members, lack of food, and many other hardships. Yet they recognized they served a generous God! 

And they set aside a day to honor and thank Him.

They thanked God not only for what He gave them but also for what He withheld.

They knew that He saw the big picture of their lives and He knew what was best, even if it didn’t appear best from their finite perspective.

They trusted God’s goodness and love.

Jeremiah 29:11 is an oft-quoted verse about God bringing us good, not harm.

Did you know that this popular verse was given during a time when God’s people were in exile and it would be years before they saw their homeland again?

God always knows what’s best. That’s why we can recite this verse today and everyday: 

"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18 

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Please take some time today to read some of these 1-minute devotions - in fact, why not choose one or two to read aloud at your Thanksgiving celebration.

https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2012/11/lets-take-back-thanksgiving.html 

Is it time to Take Back Thanksgiving?



https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2012/11/talkin-turkey.html



Sometimes God Talks Turkey, sometimes He doesn't. 




https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2015/11/lets-talk-turkey.html



But Let's Talk Turkey.



https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2011/11/movie-without-popcorn.html



Or maybe we could talk about Popcorn, Thanksgiving, and Heaven



https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2011/11/5-kernels-of-corn.html


My favorite Thanksgiving story is a true story of 5 Kernels of Corn



https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2015/11/left-overs.html



And whatever you eat, make sure you Don't Give God Your Leftovers


https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2012/11/bad-or-good-friday.html


And let's be sure we don't forget to ponder Black Friday and Good Friday.




We often associate gratitude with obvious blessings, but the original Thanksgiving was based on something else. #Thanksgiving #Pilgrims #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions #Gratitude

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