Giving Thanks to God

by | Nov 21, 2018

I truly love Thanksgiving! It is my personal favorite of all of the holidays – even Christmas and Easter. Of course, the birth of our Savior was God’s gift of His Son to us. And the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection is indeed the Gospel. It’s the single moment in history that changes everything … as Christ rises from the dead, exactly as he said he would! But Thanksgiving, to me, is the season where I begin reflecting back on all of the abundant blessings that God has brought into my life.

So many of those blessings didn’t start out as positive, but rather real difficulties – some even heartbreaking at the time. But with more time and perspective, I see that God has indeed turned even the difficulties into something good, just as he promised he would (Romans 8:28).

So I love to celebrate the birth of our Savior, and I’m connected to Jesus through his resurrection … but Thanksgiving is the season where I truly get to worship God for the incredible ways He shows His love for me over the course of the year (1 Chronicles 16:34). And in 2018, He has blessed our Workmatters ministry in so many amazing ways!

Our vision is to equip one million leaders of faith in 10,000 companies by 2025. 2018 was our first year to measure our ministry impact.

By the end of this year, we will have equipped 340,000 men and women! God used Workmatters in ways that could only be from His hands, not ours, and we are incredibly thankful that He has used this ministry to impact the lives of so many leaders.

If you would like to be intentional in expressing your gratitude to God for the blessings He has brought into your life over the past year, I invite you to join me in doing this five-day devotional, “Giving Thanks,” on the YouVersion Bible app. There’s a short video each day along with some scripture that will help you reflect on all that God has done in your life in 2018.

I am exceedingly grateful to God for our team at Workmatters and for the opportunity we have to be used by God to serve YOU in your faith-and-work journey (2 Corinthians 4:15).

From our team here at Workmatters to you … have a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving holiday.

David Roth and the whole Workmatters family

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David Roth

David Roth has been the president and CEO of Workmatters since October, 2003. Workmatters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in Northwest Arkansas in 2003 with a mission is to help people pursue God’s purpose for their work. Since then, Workmatters has been used to impact thousands of leaders in Northwest Arkansas and across the U.S. Prior to leading Workmatters, Mr. Roth was vice president, sales and marketing for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Before joining J.B. Hunt in 1999, David was the senior vice president of marketing for Manugistics, a supply chain management software provider in Maryland and vice president of marketing for American Software in Atlanta, Ga. He also has nine years of supply chain management experience with McKesson Corporation in San Francisco, Calif. and Harrison, Ark. David has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas. He resides in Fayetteville, Ark. with his wife, Theresa and has two sons, Dylan and Tyler.