Take this opportunity to convey your heartfelt gratitude. Be grateful that you are among God's chosen ones to enjoy a life of abundance. As a duty to God, share your bounty with the less fortunate.
Many believe that Thanksgiving is a religious festival. Though we offer our prayers to God before the Thanksgiving meal, the feast does not have a religious history. Thanksgiving is a day of feasting, when we give thanks to the Almighty for the bountiful food and loving family.
Just as Jesus Christ shared his meal with his disciples, and expressed his undying love and devotion, you too can express your love through these Christian Thanksgiving quotes.
- James Patterson
Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military.
- John Clayton
Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.
- John Clayton
Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
- Odell Shepard
For what I give, not what I take,
For battle, not for victory,
My prayer of thanks I make.
- J. A. Shedd
He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
- H. Norman Pell
I praise God because he not only guides my directions but overrules my mistakes.
- James Smith
It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others.
- W. J. Cameron
It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.
- Martin Rinkart
Now thank we all our God, With hearts and hands and voices;
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom this world rejoices.
Who, from our mother's arms, Hath led us on our way,
With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today.
- Henry Jacobsen
Praise God even when you don’t understand what He is doing.
- Henry Melville
Praise is the best auxiliary to prayer; and he who most bears in mind what has been done for him by God will be most emboldened to supplicate fresh gifts from above.
- Charles Dickens
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
- John Clayton
Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.
- Warren Wiersbe
The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.
- Henry Ward Beecher
The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
- Apostle Paul -- 1 Timothy 2:1, 2
Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
- Calvin Coolidge
Measured by the standards of men of their time, [the Pilgrims] were the humble of the earth. Measured by later accomplishments, they were the mighty. In appearance weak and persecuted they came -– rejected, despised –- an insignificant band; in reality strong and independent, a mighty host of whom the world was not worthy destined to free mankind.
- Joseph Hall
Not to be afflicted is a sign of weakness; for, therefore God imposeth no more on me, because he sees I can bear no more.
- Harry Moyle Tippett
The Pilgrims came to America not to accumulate riches but to worship God, and the greatest wealth they left unborn generations was their heroic example of sacrifice that their souls might be free.
- Richard Sibbes
The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon
This is the holy reasoning of love; it draws no license from grace, but rather feels the strong constraints of gratitude leading it to holiness.
- Richard Sibbes
When we grow careless of keeping our souls, then God recovers our taste of good things again by sharp crosses.