Spiritual Digest, Thanksgiving — November 20, 2023 at 10:55 am

God Gets All the Thanks!


Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1Thes. 5:18).

God Gets All the Thanks!

This is Thanksgiving Week, and we redirect our attention to our benevolent Father from whom all good things come. On a typical day, we say thank you several times to different people – to our spouses for services rendered, to strangers who hold doors open to let us in, to drivers who have the right of way but allow us to make that problematic left turn, to anyone who says ‘bless you’ when we sneeze, even to police officers who stop us for a traffic violation but decided to warn us instead of issuing a ticket. We consider it rude not to appreciate someone kind to us. If every act of kindness requires a thankful response, then thanksgiving to God should be like a river flowing ceaselessly from each of us. But do we do that? Don’t we take God for granted? We complain aloud and blame God for every negative experience. But when things happen positively, we take the credit and fail to thank God. God should get all the Thanks!



  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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