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Questions to Contemplate as Thanksgiving Approaches

“He enjoys much who is thankful for a little.”

–William Secker

I love an excellent question. The answers we meditate on are dependent on the quality of the questions that we ask. As Thanksgiving approaches, it behooves us to ask some really great questions and to fix our minds on the Lord who provides us with every good and perfect gift. (see James 1:17-18) This article’s questions come from the pen of Don Whitney. He is the author of several edifying books and for those who want to check his writings out, please go to My challenge to you is to pick out one or two of the questions below and answer it with a friend. These questions are also great conversation starters:

Don’t forget to explain the “why” for each answer.What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?What’s the happiest Thanksgiving memory of your childhood?What do you enjoy most about the Thanksgiving holiday?Who is the most consistently grateful person you know?What’s the one experience for which you are most thankful this year?What is the one book, article, or blog post for which you are most thankful this year?What is the one thing you’ve learned this year for which you are most thankful?If you could thank one person today—near or far, living or dead—for their influence on your life, who would that person be?Who’s one person you’ve never thanked for their contribution to your life, but would like to?For what do you feel most grateful to God today?
Afterward, look for an opportunity to conclude the experience with a prayer of gratitude to God. [by Donald S. Whitney]

Have a blessed week and we will see most of you on Sunday. D. V.

Love in Christ,

Pastor Dale