Giving thanks to God every day motivates us to look for God’s purpose in everything. In this sermon, Dr. Stanley reflects on the apostle Paul’s instructions to give thanks in every circumstance, without exception (1 Thess. 5:12-18).
What comes to mind when you think about Thanksgiving Day? For many of us, it would probably be turkey. After all, it’s the centerpiece of our traditional celebration. As family and friends gather around the table, we generally offer a sincere prayer of gratitude to God for all His blessings before enjoying the food and fellowship. But what comes after dessert? For some people, it’s a football game. Others start planning for Christmas shopping the next day. Although Thanksgiving always ends, our expressions of gratitude to God should continue throughout our daily lives.