How Can I Celebrate Thanksgiving

23 Nov

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

“Quick, Honey,” I said, “get your shoes in the closet, and make sure the remote controls aren’t all over the place.”

The videographer from a local TV network affiliate was about to arrive. And the clips were to be used as part of my intro as I keynoted an event. So I dashed around to and fro making sure the house was pretty tidy.

Crazy isn’t it? Why don’t I worry about taking a moment to take a deep breath and say thank you—thank you, Lord for the opportunity, for the exposure, for the way you guide the ministry. And how about worrying about cleaning my heart, my attitude, my habits and complaining tendencies instead?

That should be my priority as God doesn’t need a video camera. He’s already there sitting on the sofa of my heart. He’s observing where I put my faith. Where I tucked my trust. And how much joy I stored in this life of mine. I made a decision—to truly celebrate thanksgiving by making sure my heart is clean and adorned with gratitude…

 “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him (II Chronicles 16:9).

 Father, even though my life isn’t perfect, my flaws are evident, my weaknesses real, help me to have a heart that is lined with genuine appreciation for what you granted me and a heart that is perfectly clean for you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

• What are you grateful for today?

• What will you do to make the needed change in your attitude?

• What will you do to show gratitude?


Janet Perez Eckles,

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2 Responses to “How Can I Celebrate Thanksgiving”

  1. Onisha Ellis November 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    A clean heart can’t help but be thankful and grateful.



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