Home » Blog » Daily Devotions » Holiday Devotions » Expect a Blessing This Thanksgiving

Author

Tags

Share this story

Expect a Blessing This Thanksgiving

Start a tradition of thanking God for gifts to come.
A family holds hands around the table and say a Thanksgiving devotion
GP-Daily Devotions Tag Content GP-Daily Devotions Tag Content GP-Daily Devotions Tag Content GP-Daily Devotions Tag Content GP-Daily Devotions Tag Content GP-Daily Devotions Tag Content GP-Daily Devotions Tag Content GP-Daily Devotions Tag Content GP-Daily Devotions Tag Content

A Thanksgiving devotion:

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. —Psalm 107:1 (NKJV)

The turkey is on the table, my favorite green bean supreme casserole is beside it and, best of all, my extended family rounds our dining room table. It’s a little crowded, I have to admit. Sometimes elbows rub and we’ve had to use every chair in the house, but we all fit—and the amazing aroma of Thanksgiving fills the house.

In a few minutes we’ll share what we’re thankful for, but this year, as the host, I’m adding a new twist to our family tradition. I suppose it all started at the beginning of the year when I was trying to think of a word to focus on. The phrase “Expect a Blessing” kept coming to mind.

I tried to shorten it to expect or blessing. I even looked for something else altogether. But again and again it came back to me. Browsing a cute little gift store in town, the same three words greeted me on a hand-painted sign, and I said to myself, Okay, okay, I get it.

I wrote “Expect a Blessing” on the inside flap of my journal and vowed to mean it. I said it whenever a worry came into my thoughts. Instead of going over the worst of any given situation, I countered it with the best. Even if a blessing didn’t follow, I felt at peace.

So, in line with my theme for the year, and in addition to sharing gratitude for what’s already happened, I’m asking everyone to give thanks for a blessing that’s on the way—a goal they want to accomplish, a vacation down the road, maybe a raise at work, their hopes for tomorrow.

Dear God, on this special day of Thanksgiving, thank You for the amazing gifts You give us, most especially the ones to come.

Share this Thanksgiving devotion and try this new tradition with your family and friends!

Share this story

God’s Constant Presence

Explore 40 never-published true stories of everyday miracles. Wondering if God is by your side? Find assurance in these tales of guidance and protection.

Plus 4 FREE GIFTS – Get 3 FREE Booklets and a FREE tote with any hardover or series purchase

These incredible stories will open your eyes and heart to the miracles in your own life.

  • Witness lifesaving angels with perfect timing…
  • Hear the Lord’s voice in stories of miraculous survival…
  • See the hand of God at work during tragic accidents…
  • Read stories that prove God really does have a plan for you…
Read More and Order

Community Newsletter

Get More Inspiration Delivered to Your Inbox

Scroll to Top