On the fourth Thursday of November each year, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States of America. The tradition is marked by families and friends gathering in a big banquet.
Thanksgiving has its origins back during the time of the Pilgrims. It is said that in 1621, a severe drought hit the land and the pilgrims did fasting and prayer for a bountiful harvest. Their prayers were answered and in thanksgiving, they gathered together to celebrate.
Thanksgiving, as the term suggests, is a time to be thankful for the Lord's blessings. It is easy to be thankful when life is going smoothly. What if we're besiege with problems and heartaches?
The Lord wants us to be cheerful no matter what; to pray all the time; to thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants us who belong to Christ Jesus to live. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) As Christians, we should cultivate a thankful spirit.