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Thanksgiving: A Lifestyle, Not Just a Holiday

  • Nov 2009 Issue
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When you're surrounded by a table full of food with your family gathered around it, being thankful comes naturally. But under different circumstances—when the bills are due, the alarm clock rings, or during the evening news—thanking God for all He has given and done often escapes our minds.

If only we could remember that the Lord's table is always full, and He has a seat reserved just for us.

Whether we recognize it or not, we depend on God for all we have, and He is supremely dependable. He is able to give us infinitely more than we could ever hope or imagine, yet we frequently long for the smallest, least significant things of this world. There are many things about this life that are unquestionably hard, but why should they distract our attention from God's immeasurable grace? We need to step back and appreciate all that we have in Christ . . . and then live accordingly.

This month in Today in the Word, we'll do just that. We will mine the Scriptures for examples of gratitude and ingratitude as well as many of the rich lessons of thankfulness found in the wisdom of God's Word. We'll be reminded of why we should be overwhelmed with gratitude and instructed on how that should shape our lives.

And we would be remiss if we didn't stop to express our deepest thanks for you. In the midst of a tough economy, the readers of Today in the Word have shown unbelievable generosity and support. Thank you for making this daily walk in the Word of God possible. We simply can't thank you enough!


Managing Editor: Heather Moffitt; Associate Editors: Adam Kellogg, Elena Mafter; Writer: Dana M. Harris; Design: Nancy Rudd; Production Manager: Paul Currie; Web Content Manager: Joe Forrider; Web Content Specialists: Diana Lebar, Rachel Staker

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