Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Week Is Here!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times in the year! We have so many blessings to be grateful for!
  When I was growing up and still lived with my parents, my family would tape a blank poster to the wall, at some point in November. We all would let our minds reflect back on the past year, thinking of all of the answered prayers and blessings we had received. Then we would write the things we were grateful for on the poster as they came to our minds.
This year I have several "big" things to add to the list. I think of new babies, family members who have come to know Jesus, healing from serious medical conditions, safety during tornadoes, hurricanes and the like, or anything that seems miraculous as being a "big" thing.
  But, I need to praise God for the "small" things, too. We have good food, clean water, a warm home, clothes, a sound mind, full use of our bodies, loving family members, and so much more. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:6-8
"But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing onto this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us therewith be content."
Let's be more than content this Thanksgiving. Let's praise God for his kindness toward us!
"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice."       - Philippians 4:4


Southern Sunrise said...

I enjoyed reading your post! I like your family's idea of putting a poster up on the wall to write on around Thanksgiving time. Praise the Lord for His many blessings. We all have so much to be thankful for!

A Heart of Praise said...

The thankful poster is a great idea. :) I love Thanksgiving time.