I love Thanksgiving. In the Eller family it is a feast with at least 100 to 150 family members showing up. This is an actual table from our last Thanksgiving. It’s just one desert table (there were four), not counting the meat table, the salad table, the side dish table. Crazy, huh?
But to live free is not about this kind of thanksgiving, but rather thanks giving.
In Psalm 100:4 the Psalmist encourages us to enter into His gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.
The gates and courts he is speaking about are areas where only priests could enter. But after Christ came, that changed.
When give thanks we enter in to that special place of intimacy with God. It draws us close, in spite of our feelings or circumstances.
What might happen if for the next 24 hours you and I offered nothing but thanks giving?
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