In preparation for Thanksgiving, I invited my three beautiful guest bloggers (aka my daughters) to write on the importance of thankfulness and to include the things they are personally thankful for.
The posts below were written by them. Aisosa is 10, Yobosa is 8 and Esosa is 5. (Esosa was interviewed by me.) My hope is that you will be blessed as you read.
America… oh America. On Thanksgiving, most of the population will be eating turkey, without being thankful for it! I mean there’s nothing wrong with turkey on Thanksgiving. It’s not like it’s a bad thing to eat turkey, but it’s a bad thing not be thankful for the turkey you are eating.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 says “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Almost 400 years ago, the first Thanksgiving was held to give thanks to God for a successful harvest…. They didn’t have modern medicine but they were praising God anyway.
Be thankful for God, food, shelter, clothing, family, the ability to be reading this blog. While you’re at it maybe you should give someone your special homemade brownies so that they’ll be thankful too. Spread the thankfulness.. It’ll make God happy.
I am thankful for…
God: humanity would be non-existent with Him so I’m very thankful for Him creating us and sending His Son Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins.
The bible that educates me on God’s word.
My family and friends, the most loving people in the universe.
Warm clothes, especially when we’re playing in the snow.
School. Even though I really don’t like having to get up early I’m still thankful for it.
Food. Pizza mostly, but still food
- AND I AM THANKFUL ALL OF YOU LOVELY PEOPLE WHO HAVE READ THIS FAR, HAVE AN AMAZING THANKSGIVING DAY!
God wants us to be thankful!
Being thankful shows that we are grateful for what we have and that we are not jealous of something someone else has. If you are thankful for what you have, it won’t get taken away from you but if you aren’t, it may be taken away from you.
Don’t you know you’re very lucky? A lot of people don’t have what you have. Some people don’t have food or a house or money. Children don’t have toys or a school.
Appreciate all that has been done for you and all that you have. A lot of children who have access to good schools are not thankful for it even though it’s a good thing to have.
God sent his only Son Jesus so we could go to Heaven. He didn’t have to but He did. Be thankful for what God did. That’s how much He loves us. God wants us to be EXTREMELY thankful for what He and His Son did.
Give thanks to the Lord in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Being thankful is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!! Always remember to be thankful!!!!!!!!
I am thankful for………
- God because He made me
- Jesus because he died for me
- My bible because it educates me on God’s word
- My family because they comfort me
- Friends because they make me laugh
- My house because it gives me shelter
- Clothes because they keep me warm
- My school because it educates me
- Food because it keeps me from starving
- Drinks because they help me swallow my food
- Books because they educate me and help my imagination
- Piano because it makes me happy
All these things are gifts that come from God. I am EXTREMELY thankful for them.
Have a fantabulous Thanksgiving everyone!
I am thankful for:
- New dresses
- Grandma and Grandpa
And Chizobam is especially thankful for these three beautiful blessings from God.
Have a happy Thanksgiving celebration everyone and remember to be thankful in ALL circumstances for that is the Lord’s will for you.