Seeking Him Podcast

Public Gratitude

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Author Barbara Rainey says the Pilgrims knew their gratitude to God needed to be public.

Barbara Rainey: The children were watching. But there were also Indians watching. And the Indians, of course, were unbelievers.

Nancy: Unbelievers are watching you, too. Are you displaying gratitude to God before a watching world?

Barbara: I think we have a responsibility as Christians in this country to continue to celebrate Thanksgiving. Not just to celebrate it in the way everybody else does, but to celebrate it in a way that God intended for us to, to give thanks and publicly declare:

  • God is good.
  • We worship Him.
  • He is sovereign.
  • He is the One who is protecting us and providing for us.

Nancy: As we near Thanksgiving, it’s a good time to ask, are you known for grumbling and complaining? Or are your children, friends, and family getting a picture of true gratitude to God by looking at your life?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.


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