Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 106:1 NIV
The wild turkeys that are native to Canada were quite different from the domesticated turkeys we have today. They were much smaller, leaner and had dark meat. The first domesticated turkeys were brought to Canada by the early European settlers in the late 1800s. These turkeys were larger, had white meat and were better suited for eating. The turkey quickly became a popular dish at Canadian Thanksgiving celebrations, due to its large size and delicious taste. It took longer for them to gain popularity in the United States.
Sometimes the Bible commands us to do things that are difficult and require His equipping. He never gives an unfunded mandate – when He calls us to do something He provides all we need to complete it successfully. When we step out in faith, we are blessed. There is one command, however, that should be easy for the follower of Jesus, and demands only that we live with a constant awareness of God’s blessings in our lives. That command is found in many places, Psalm 106:1 being one of those places: “Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Being thankful is not an option for God’s people. Over and over the Bible commands us to give thanks to our Creator for all he has provided. It means, however, that we are going to have to continually be on the lookout for the blessings of God. No matter what you are going through right now, take time today to consider all that God has given you, and then stop and give thanks for every blessing. It will lift your spirits and turn your thoughts to the God who loves you.
These have been words from the heart.