9 Ways to Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

thanks (n) a good feeling you have towards someone who had helped you; an expression of gratitude; 

thanksgiving (n) a prayer that expresses thanks to God; a public acknowledgement or celebration of diving goodness.”

The Bible is loaded with verses about thanks and thanksgiving. Just look at these numbers. The first number represents the number of times “thanks” is mentioned, the second “thanksgiving,” and the last number the collective of both.

  • English Standard Version 95 / 40 = 135
  • American Standard Version  100 / 32 = 132
  • Darby’s New Translation  78 / 33 = 113
  • King James Version   71 / 27  = 98

Obviously giving thanks is important to the Lord.

Giving thanks on Thanksgiving is typically a smile and a handshake for our employees and customers. Sometimes it includes gift cards or food.  It always includes a prayer over the turkey at meal time.

But this year I challenge you to take your thanks to a deeper level!

9 Way to Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Here are 9 ways to specifically and intentionally give thanks for your employees, customers, your business, and to God.

For Employees & Customers

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.” Ephesians 1:16

“We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Thessalonians 1:2-3

For Your Business

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

“You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

For God’s Blessings

In Song
“I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.” Psalm 69:30

In Prayer
“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2

With Passion
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.” Psalm 111:1

For Everything
“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.” 1 Timothy 4:4

Who’s In?

Will you join me this Thanksgiving in taking your thanks to a deeper level? If you are in, please let me know by typing “Yes” in the comments section below.

I am believing for a specific number of my Kingdom-driven world-wide tribe to join me.

Can I count on you?

About Dr. Jim

Dr. Jim Harris serves executive teams who desire a breakthrough in strategy, innovation and teamwork. He has delivered hundreds of keynotes and business presentations around the world and is the author of numerous award-winning business books including Our Unfair Advantage: Unleash the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Business, The Impacter: A Parable on Transformational Leadership and Finding and Keeping Great Employees.


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