What is the difference between Thanksgiving Day and Thankfulness?

Ian McClellan   -  

By now, surely you are Turkey-ed out and you have had your fill of Thanksgiving Day food favorites.

I love my step-mothers handmade country noodles and pumpkin crisp….

Like many holidays, It’s can be easy to blow past without truly allowing the significance of the season move us from observation to action.

So have you actually had Thanksgiving??? Yes, you may have gorged yourself on food, got some quality time with the family, and observed your thanksgiving day rituals… BUT… Did your observing of Thanksgiving Day actually manifest itself in True Thankfulness?

The prophet Isaiah said this about thankfulness: 

And on that day you will say, “Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; make them remember that His name is exalted.” Praise the LORD in song, for He has done glorious things; let this be known throughout the earth.

We can see that at the root of Thankfulness is the desire to pay it forward in gratitude. When the people of Israel were truly thankful for the blessings of God, they would be moved to MAKE GOD’S DEEDS KNOWN. 

So what is the diffrence between Thanksgiving Day and True Thankfulness? Thanksgiving Day is just a ritual…

True Thankfulness leads to Thanks GIVING.

When we are truly thankful we will be moved to share our blessings with others. When most of us look at our lives, we will see that we are blessed way beyond our simple needs. Even if we are not materially blessed, we can share the abundance of grace that Jesus has lavished on our lives.


Even though Thanksgiving Day has passed, how will you share your Thankfulness with others this week??? 

One great way you can do that is by joining us as we bless solo parents on December 4th, 2021 for our GIVING BACK CHRISTMAS initiative. This is one simple way you can express your thankfulness for parents who could use an extra portion of blessing.

You can volunteer by clicking on the button below: