Every year when Thanksgiving comes, we often ask each other the question, “What are you thankful for?” But I like the point Nancy Leigh DeMoss makes in her book Choosing Gratitude that it’s not about the what but the Who.
As a Christian, I have the blessing of knowing the One to whom my thanks is directed. Everything I have and everyone I know is a direct result of His guidance in my life. Here are four ways to make Thanksgiving more meaningful for you and your family.
1. Rejoice in God’s blessings by meditating on the words of these Scripture passages or studying well-known thanksgiving hymns.
- Psalm 100
- Philippians 4:4–7
- Find eight Scriptures for a Heart of Thanksgiving in “The Heart of Thanksgiving PIE” from Hip Homeschool Moms
- Count Your Blessings: A Thanksgiving Hymn Study from Not Consumed
2. Reflect on the Thanksgiving holiday with these articles.
- What’s the Best Thanksgiving Harvest?
- A Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving
- The Pilgrims and God’s Providence an excerpt from Faith of our Fathers: Scenes from American Church History
3. Reveal to guests what your family is thanking God for by creating these table decorations.
- Count Your Blessings offers table centerpiece and placemat activities for kids
- Thanksgiving Printables for placemats, name cards, and Pilgrim hats
4. Review these recipes and choose ones easy enough your kids can prepare for the celebration meal.
- Food, Friends, and Family make a great combination
- Thanksgiving Recipes from friends of BJU Press
- Thanksgiving Recipes: From Our Kitchen to Yours
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!