Leviticus 22:29 "And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will."
Sacrifice – To destroy, surrender or suffer to be lost for the sake of obtaining something.
To be truly thankful to God for all the He has done in our lives, we must surrender the things that we desire for ourselves.
We cannot hold onto our own plans and try to be thankful for God's plans. They are not the same. God thoughts and plans are infinitely higher and greater than we can imagine.
My early plan for my life would have included travel, notoriety, and singing in churches all across the country.
God's plan includes my singing in one church in a tiny town in a poor county in my home state. Although I have sung at other churches, it has never been a full-time ministry for me. I now sing only for my local church.
am so thankful that God sent my pastor to this town, that my mom
visited to hear the new pastor, and that my dad went in search of that
new pastor so that he could get saved. All of those things brought
about God's plan for me. I am so grateful for this plan.
you have to let go of your own wishes, in order to be thankful for what
God allowed? Have you made a sacrifice in your life that has led to
your own Thanksgiving story? I'd love to hear about it. Feel free to
leave a comment and share it with me.
As this season of Thanksgiving arrives, let's prepare our heart to be thankful…
by letting go of all that we want…
…and accepting – with gratitude – all that He has given.
Blessings to you on this November 1st,