“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:18-21
Tomorrow, families will gather and gluttonize. I’m afraid that there will be little thanksgiving taking place. Why is that? Thanksgiving flows from something – the Spirit-filled life. The person who is full of the Holy Spirit, meaning that God has more and more of the believer, will overflow with thanksgiving. This thanksgiving will come in the forms of music and testimony. When you are filled with God’s Spirit, you can’t keep your mouth shut. You will sing even if you are not gifted musically. You will tell of His salvation because you are thankful for a changed life.
What comes out of your life is a reflection of the real you. If you are an ungrateful person with an entitlement mentality, don’t expect tomorrow (or any other day) to be any more than just another day where you reflect on self. If you want to be thankful, it begins with a relationship with Christ that leads to a Spirit-filled life. I’m ready for some real thanksgiving. What about you?