GIVING THANKS

23 Nov

Psalm 11824

Giving thanks with a grateful heart is not just something we do during the Thanksgiving season.  On Thursday, as we in the United States, gather with family and friends to give thanks, many of us will go around the table and name one thing we are grateful for, or at least my family will.  We also join hands and recite The Lord’s Prayer – a tradition we’ve been doing I know since I was five at my grandparents house.

Oh, if only we could stop and pause and just be thankful for one thing each and every day.   Just one thing like we waking up this morning, our spouse, our children, our family, our neighbors, friends, a job, a home, a meal, a beautiful sunshine, leaves whipping through the air, a beautiful crimson sunset, a beautiful bird, a babies smile, a child’s hug, water, that I can walk – yes some folks can’t and one day we may not be able to walk, or see, or hear and any number of things – but TODAY be grateful for all the little things which are really BIG things.  I’ve learned to be intentionally grateful every single day about so many things.

There is ALWAYS something to be thankful about no matter what life is handing us.  We may not be able to change our circumstances, but we CAN change our attitudes to attitudes of gratitudes.  I love this verse that spoke to me this morning.

1 Chronicles 2913

Even in the hard times, Lord, help me remain thankful. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Thankful for God’s abundant grace and mercy as he continues to work in my life.

Let’s be aware of of what we have today and not what we do not have.

 

 

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10 Responses to “GIVING THANKS”

  1. kristenkjohnson November 23, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

    A great reminder…give thanks in all circumstances. It brings so much joy when we can put that into practice! Visiting today from #reflect.

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  2. Wen @ AppleApricot November 24, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    A beautiful and inspiring blog post and a great reminder indeed! Wishing you a beautiful day.

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    • bloggerlovestheking December 30, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by. I’m headed to your blog. Behind with Thanksgiving and Christmas but catching up.

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  3. 2morethanjustcoffee November 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    Amen! That is what I’ve been sharing about all month. Stopping by from #Reflect. http://morethanjustcoffee.weebly.com/-study-blog/psalms-7913

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  4. JES the Pilgrim November 25, 2015 at 4:05 am #

    Great reminder! We are surrounded by blessings. Thank you for sharing each week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. May you have a lovely week of family and fellowship! 🙂

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  5. godlyindianmom November 25, 2015 at 6:25 am #

    Thanksgiving truly is a beautiful holiday it helps us to appreciate all the things we do have 🙂

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  6. Jennie Goutet November 25, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    I loved being reminded of Isaiah 54. Thank you.

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  7. Stephanie November 28, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

    Sweet friend, what a joy to see you at the party and I must say it’s a pleasure to pop in for a visit 🙂 I hope you had a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving.

    This post says it all….we have SO MUCH to be thankful for and it’s all thanks to our precious Lord. Thank you for the lovely reminder.

    Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I hope you’re able to join us again this coming Tuesday. Hugs and blessings!

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  8. Donna Reidland December 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    Thanks for linking up at Mondays @ Soul Survival!

    Liked by 1 person

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