Can you believe Thanksgiving is already here? If you’re like me, you’re busy with last-minute grocery shopping. Or perhaps you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of friends and relatives whom you only get to see once a year. While it’s easy to get wrapped up in the meal planning and festivities, I don’t want to forget the most important thing about the Thanksgiving holiday: expressing my heartfelt gratitude to God for all of His many blessings.
A Spiritual Banquet for the Lord
“I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.” -Psalm 116:17
Recently, I read Psalm 116 and I wanted to share this specific verse with you. It’s important for believers to understand that our thanksgiving is very pleasing to God—just as a sweet sacrifice was during the time of King David! In fact, if you’re planning to roast a turkey in the oven today, I hope you’ll think on this concept as the savory aroma fills your kitchen. Together, the body of Christ can prepare a spiritual banquet for the Lord through our collective prayers of gratitude and thanksgiving.
To that end, the entire team at e3 Partners Ministry is thanking the Lord for our blog readers. In fact, your readership and prayers are such a blessing to our missionaries as they share the Gospel and help plant churches in 90+ countries.
Give Thanks on Giving Tuesday
It’s interesting that, immediately after a thanks-filled Thursday, many people shift gears: going from a posture of spiritual gratitude to an over-the-top display of consumerism on Black Friday. Talk about whiplash! In response, Giving Tuesday was created back in 2012.
This global movement of generosity takes place annually on the Tuesday immediately after Thanksgiving & Black Friday. It’s an opportunity for people across the globe to extend our time of thanksgiving … a moment to press into what we’re truly thankful for—by giving back to causes we deeply believe in.
While there are many great organizations to support on Giving Tuesday, I hope you’ll consider a special, one-time gift to e3 Partners Ministry. Why? Because billions of people are lost and far from God. And we can only transform our world through the love of Christ—by obeying His command to “go and make disciples …”
The period after Thanksgiving is a very busy time for everyone as Christmas approaches, so we’ll be sure to remind our blog readers about Giving Tuesday next week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday and God bless you!