The Responsibility of Thankfulness…

          Today on this Thanksgiving day I have been thinking about what it really means to be thankful… And instead of thinking of it in the traditional standpoint, my thoughts on this day have evolved slightly.

          We spend one day a year focusing on being thankful, and we seemingly forget that every other day God is providing for us just the same. No, we may not eat the turkey and stuffing every day, but we do eat, and that is a blessing in itself. There are people in this world who don’t even have one “complete” meal a year, much less in a day, so why do we walk around so ignorant of this fact? We are a nation living in a bubble, while hundreds of thousands of people are dying because they are not receiving the nourishment to sustain their bodies. We also take for granted something as simple as water, while these same people are forced to drink from contaminated wells and rancid creeks. MEANWHILE we are spending $600 on Iphones, THOUSANDS on cars, and we are gambling away tons of money! The amount from the Iphone alone could be used to dig 3 wells in the Sudan that would save lives and provide fresh water for thousands of people a year! How un-thankful our attitudes are as we live in this “Everything is about me” society.

          My point? Part of being thankful is being aware of what we have, and also being aware of what we can share… People are in need, and we are oblivious. I encourage all of you to start being thankful every day for the things we have been given, and to share what we have for other’s that are in need. AND as we approach Christmas, leave behind that materialistic consumer mindset and put your money to something more useful, like food and clothing for the homeless, or sending money to an organization that helps those in the Sudan, or Darfur feed themselves or provide medical supplies for those who are dying from diseases that could be easily cured. James 1:27 my friends… Live Thanksgiving don’t celebrate it.

                         For info on how you can help, check out http://www.One.org!!!

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~ by Tim Kurek on November 23, 2007.

10 Responses to “The Responsibility of Thankfulness…”

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  2. Yes that’s true being thankful is not being aware of what we have but being aware of what we can share.

    because a thankful of being aware of what we have is already done by the publicans the same? what reward have ye? (Matthew 5:46)

    but a thankful of being aware of what we can share is different;

    “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” (John 4:23)

    nor yet at Jerusalem, neither in this mountain and neither in the temple made by hand. (John 4:21)

    a true christian shall worship the FATHER in spirit and in truth and this is through love by means of sharing.

  3. No offense… but what???

  4. No offense… but what???

    The bonding between the mother and her child is an attitude of being love.

    and that love attitude is a spirit that binds them.

    and how can a mother show her love? through caring.

    through caring can tell a truth that a mother love her child.

    Therefore, the spirit is the love and the truth is an action of love.

    No offense… but what???

    a true christian shall worship the FATHER in spirit and in truth and this is through love by means of sharing.

    so, whispering: a thankful of being aware of what we can share is an act of worshipping. ( Matthew 12:1 to Matthew 12:8)

  5. I was saying “but what?” in the last response because I could not understand what you were saying. The language difference was there. I still do not understand what your point is…

    tim

  6. You know, foreigners make me laugh. I’ve read so many posts and comments by these people who cannot speak English correctly to save their lives. They spout off Scriptures like they are the originator of the Word, using them out of context and trying to make points that are clear only to them. Not that I am a Christian or anything, but it angers me to see such bothersome crap. Silly Christians!

    Tim, good post. These people who cast down everything you say are the Pharisees of this generation. Self-righteous hypocrites, vipers, and such. May they open their eyes to the truth before it’s too late.

    But, just so you don’t feel relieved, I must post as they do before I sign off.

    “Hello, Mr. Tim. May the Jesuses watching you and us be happies. As they said in Bibles, when mayonaise is cut off from the knife, their is peace in the Lord. (Deut. 13:12) And when we praying, it must be not like the Democrats, but like Bro. Eli, who is God incarnate. (Ezek. 6:4) Being good you are and am not you is what we say. Thanks Mr. Tim!”

    Take care, dude.

  7. lol thanks whoever you are! That was funny… I appreciate you checking out my blog.

    tim

  8. “I still do not understand what your point is…”

    There is no big or deep point on it…

    I’m just only intensify the value of sharing that you wrote.

    Now regarding to the bothersome crap, Silly Christians, Pharisees of this generation. Self-righteous hypocrites & vipers.

    You know this is sounds familiar in Matthew 12:11-12 and Mark 3:4.

    The idiot mind of scribes & pharisees thought only that observing sabbath day is already good enough in the eyes of the lord but Jesus Christ taught them that there is greater things than observing sabbath and that is by doing good things even it will fall in the day of worship such as sabbath.

    and this day, Mr. Tim is writing that “Part of being thankful is being aware of what we have, and also being aware of what we can share.”

    Yes Mr. Tim is right but I’m just only intensifying the value of sharing that he wrote by considering that sharing is an act of worship in order to encourage others to do that things.

    Is it hypocrite, by doing good things more good?

    Well, history repeat itself “And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him”
    (Mark 3:2)

  9. Bro. Tim sorry for this bothersome comments but I need to sealed my previous post.

    Since sharing, helping or giving to one another is an act of worship of a true christian. (John 4:23)

    Then we have to follow the law of prayer;

    “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” (Matthew 6:5)

    and of course since sharing, helping or giving to one another is an act of worship then they should be in the same concept.

    “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1)

    “Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.”(Matthew 6:2)

    And many more! try to explore it.

  10. very interesting.
    i’m adding in RSS Reader

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