Ways to Give Thanks to God

A post I read titled, “God, Forgive Me If I Don’t Thank You Enough,” reminded me of my own doubts of whether I am thanking God enough. There are many ways to give thanks to God, but do any of us do them frequently enough? Do you ever have these kind of thoughts? Do you ever feel as if you are not giving God the gratitude that is due him? On the other hand, is there really a way for us to thank God enough? Even the great psalmist King David has this to say about expressing gratitude towards God, “Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise him enough.” (Psalm 106: 2) So while there are many ways to give thanks to God, I’m not certain any of them will ever be enough. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try our best though!

We can exhaust ourselves in radical thanksgiving and it still won’t be enough to thank God for all that he has done for us. So what do we do? Honestly, I don’t know, just keep trying. I find this quote from William A. Ward enlightening, “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you?”.  Saying thank you to God, sounds like a good start to me.

Thanksgiving Traditions: How Does Your Family Give Thanks

Every family has their own special Thanksgiving traditions that they take part in every year. It might be the special dessert that your aunt makes for everybody or how the family gets together for a game of bingo with grandma after dessert. My family had a kids vs. parents touch football game for many years that we all looked forward to very much. I think people should make a point this year to teach their children what being thankful for is all about. All the time families lose sight of what the holiday is truly about.

A post that I saw today on Grandparenting with a Purpose was really wonderful. It was all about teaching the younger members of your family what Thanksgiving should be all about. Giving thanks to God and spending time together are what is really important, and this post titled “What is Your Thanksgiving Family Tradition” is something that all families should read.

I’m curious, how does your family celebrate Thanksgiving? Do you have any special traditions?