Who are you thanking?

Today is Thanksgiving.
If you’re giving thanks, who are you thanking?

When you give a gift, it’s to somebody (even if it’s a faceless organization). For every giver there is a receiver.

So when you give thanks, who are you giving it to? 
How aware are you of your recipient?

What are the requirements for any sort of thanksgiving to happen?

Something we’re thankful for and somebody to thank.

Seems so obvious, but I think I need to say it because it’s amazing how many people can say, “I’m thankful for . . .” without admitting that God is there to hear their thanks.

~ Noël Piper, Treasuring God in Our Traditions

The next time you catch yourself saying, “I’m thankful for...” remember to add who you’re giving your thanks to.

Today I’m thanking the Father for being the recipient of our thanksgivings.

   Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
    Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.
    Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever.

    Psalm 136:1-3

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Who do you give thanks to?

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