5049125131_933a13220b_oToday is the day we gather around tables to give thanks.

But for believers, thanks is merely another word for praise given to God for everything He has done for us.

Awhile ago, we noticed our time of thanking God for our food around our table at dinner was getting kind of stale. The kids were distracted, uninterested, and definitely not praying. It was the monotony of a daily ritual that was causing the not to focus.

So, one day, I created a catchy song that invited us to join hands and thank Jesus for what He’s done. Then each of us took turns singing our prayers to Jesus, thanking Him for what He’s done. The result was several months of focused time actually worshiping Jesus for what He’s done in our lives.

Don’t let today (or any day) be a day where you give polite, half-hearted thanks to God. If it takes busting out of the routine it’s worth it to truly thank God for what He’s done in our lives both tomorrow and every day.

(BTW, if you’re up, Doug Black starts his tremendously funny commentary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Twitter at 8/7 CST. Join him for the hilarity.)

Photo Credit: Prayer #2 by Connor Tarter


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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

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