Be Still and Give Thanks

Among the hustle and bustle of traveling, stuffing our faces with turkey, football, and fighting crowds on black Friday, when are we supposed to find a moment to actually give thanks?

1. Spend Alone time with God

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Plan time to escape from the busyness of the season and find a quiet place to be alone with the Giver of grace. Write out a list of reasons God has given you to be thankful and then write out a prayer. I’ve found from personal experience that whenever I write out a prayer, it is more focused and in depth. Read your prayer to God and meditate on His goodness.

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2. Speak up

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Share the reasons why you are thankful for those around you. Let those you love know how they have impacted your life by sharing with them or writing encouraging notes. Nothing brightens my day like receiving unexpected words of encouragement from someone I love.

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3. Bless Others

Don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God. Hebrews 13:16

In the spirit of thankfulness, share your blessings with those less fortunate. Share a meal, volunteer, or donate canned goods to your local food pantry to help others have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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Oh, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Mississippi College!!  www.mc.edu/thanksgiving

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