Why We Should Give Thanks To Our Creator
Giving Thanks To Our Grand Creator For His Creations
The Importance of Giving Thanks
The giving of thanks should be prevalent throughout the world daily, not just on the fourth Thursday of November every year. There has been an annual tradition of a thanksgiving celebrations from the sixteenth century, up to our day. #William Bradford of the Plymouth Plantation during the sixteenth century explained, "Thus they found the Lord to be with them in all their ways, and to bless their outgoings and incomings, for which let His holy name have the praise forever, to all prosperity." Today this #giving of thanks is viewed as a national holiday. From a historical perspective, giving of thanks was first associated with God's people, the nation of Israel. It was a time to rejoice and give thanks for all the blessings they received through the abundance of their crops. Israel was to give praise and thanks in a celebration called the #Festival of Booths which was a gathering of crops and wine for their enjoyment. This celebration gave them the incentive to admit that their prosperity came from our Grand Creator #Jehovah and not themselves. Do we fully understand how and why, we should give thanks to God daily and not just once a year? When we do give thanks to Almighty God daily, we resonate with joy and true jubilation.
Today, humans are impoverished for something real to celebrate. All of the holidays including thanksgiving, have been rendered to millions of dollars spent in food purchases and other things to help people celebrate. These celebratory sessions are not complete without a Macy's parade, an American football game, a college basketball classic and numerous other traditions. Some celebrations continue with the attachment of day after events such as Black Friday, where tremendously heavy shopping occurs so that retailers get out of the red into the black. Paunch profits are sometimes made, leaving some individuals in financial peril. #Holiday celebrations such as #Thanksgiving or Black Friday, send some into financial bliss, while others wither into financial and spiritual decline.
Previously, these days of giving thanks, was a celebration of what mankind's Creator had given them. During that time, there was an abundance of everything for everyone. When we delve into the aspects of our giving of thanks and other celebrations today; can we honestly say these celebrations are an acknowledgement of what God has done for us? Do we shrewdly pretend that it is about love for our Creator, as we sprinkle the giving of thanks only certain times of the year. Do we genuinely consider how our Creator might feel? Complaints can be given that these celebrations are all about fun and the enjoyment of life. Our Creator wants us to enjoy life. Remember what he proclaimed at Leviticus 23:40 which states, ". . . and ye shall rejoice before Jehovah your #God seven days." American Standard Version When Jesus Christ was on earth, he clearly expressed how his Heavenly Father was a happy God, who wanted his people to be happy. This happiness is connected with our spiritual needs as well. Notice that point at Matthew 5:6, "Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." When we live by these standards, we will readily give thanks to our Grand Creator, who is truly deserving of our thanks, since he gave us life as well as the beautiful creations that surround us daily.
Our Creator has feelings. We can either hurt God or make his heart rejoice. Notice how Psalms 78:40,41 unfortunately reveals that in the Easy-to-Read-Version, "Oh, they caused him so much trouble in the desert! They made him so sad. Again and again they tested his patience. They really hurt the Holy One of Israel." What a tremendously caring God we serve. #Jehovah cared for mankind so deeply that he gave the most precious thing that existed in his life. He sent his only begotten Son as a savior and ransom, so that we can enjoy the beautiful creations we see daily such as a sunrise, clouds in the sky and beautiful flowers. When we consider our Creator's feelings, it brings him joy and we can be happier people. That is why giving thanks to our Heavenly Father not only makes him happy but it brings more harmony and peace into our lives. We also really want to give God thanks daily because he deserves it as our Creator.
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