5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving is one of the most important national holidays in the USA. It is celebrated every fourth Thursday of November. It is a great time for families to get together, to celebrate, and to reflect on the many wonderful blessings God has bestowed on us and our nation.
Here are simple ways to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
- Take time to thank God in prayer.
Start your celebration with a sincere prayer to thank God for His faithfulness and goodness in your life. Remember, God is the main object, the very heart of this meaningful celebration, so express your heartfelt gratitude to Him before you and your family enjoy the Thanksgiving dinner.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 110:4
- Express your thankfulness to others.
Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to express our thankfulness to others as well. Prepare a Thanksgiving gift for a needy family or give a cash gift to your local charity, or send groceries, toys and gifts to orphanage. There are endless possibilities to share your blessings to others to convey your gratitude.
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 4:15
- Take time to share your testimony.
Send out Cards-Pass It On-Good Things to invite friends and relatives to join in your Thanksgiving dinner. At the Thanksgiving table, many stories are told and you can share the story of your salvation and amazing accounts of God’s goodness and faithfulness to you and your family. Allow each one to share their favorite Thanksgiving memory, after all, talking about God’s goodness and giving thanks to Him is the true essence of this celebration.
I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. Psalms 9:1
- Share and read stories to children.
Thanksgiving Day is a great opportunity for parents and children to read books together that promote and strengthen gratefulness and share blessings with those less fortunate. Tell the story how and Thanksgiving Day started, to instill in them the true meaning of this festivity.
- Enjoy a football game.
Watch and enjoy a football game in the neighborhood, but don’t forget to bring water in your Water Bottle-Thankful to quench your thirst in the middle of the exciting game.
There are many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, but let us not forget to bring back all the glory and praises to God, the Giver of every good and perfect gift.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Isaiah 12:4