Paige Ferrari is a senior at GCU studying Communications and serves in the Spiritual Life department as part of the Global Outreach Team. Although she’s from Southern California, Paige finds herself falling in love with the people, culture and lifestyle of Phoenix, and hopes to permanently move here after graduation. She is a passionate writer, reader and coffee connoisseur; she is always looking for some creative words over a cup of coffee.
Where does the Bible give thanks?
Between cooking the turkey and baking the pies, take a moment to be filled with the spirit and reflect on what it truly means to give thanks.
“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.
1 Corinthians 1:4-5
“I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge.”
2 Corinthians 4:15-16
“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians 9:11-12
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”
“For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”
1 Timothy 4:4-5
“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.”
1 Chronicles 16:34
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in the Department of Spiritual Life. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving filled with peace from God’s love.