Good morning all-
I'm up this morning at 5:30 perking my coffee, starting laundry and remembering every single Thanksgiving. My tables are set to entertain over 22 people, family is in and we will be joined by two students from another country. Am I ready? We will see! What matters most is not how good the food is or how glorious the house looks; what matters most is honoring God in Thanksgiving.
I'm sure you've noticed I haven't been on here very much. I have been dealing with a personal issue that has been draining all my energy. Part of it was attitude and the other part I don't wish to state on the Internet. Needless to say, God has been faithful! My time with Him has helped me take each day as it comes and although my situation hasn't corrected itself ,He is showing me that there is hope.
Two things get me through difficult times, prayer and Thanksgiving. We don't always remember the times He took us over a mountain or helped us through the flood. Did you ever wonder how the Israelites doubted? Of course you have and so have I. But at the end of the day if the journey is long we will doubt. My only solution in those times is to pray and thank Him for what I do have.
So wherever you live take time today to reflect on what you have. Give thanksgiving for the food on your table, for the people that nurtured and invested in you ,but mostly, thank Christ for dying on a cross. Remember that He gave His life so you would have eternal life!
I have a lot to be sad about during this time of year but I'm choosing to be thankful for every day, every memory and every season because God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son! I'm not sure when my personal journey will right itself but until that day I pray for my heart attitude to stay faithful full of Thanksgiving remains!
I pray that wherever you live; you are praising Jesus! Tonight I will give the prayer and in it I will thank Christ for every memory, for every blessing and for every challenge. He is my Savior and just for that, that's the best reason to thank Him!
May today be full of love, life and praise! Be well my sisters and know I love you so!
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. (Psalm 100:4 NIV)
I'm entering now, how about You? If you've reached this blog and don't know Christ, I encourage you to investigate the truth behind the cross. He's seeking you to come into His fold. Don't believe in coincidences because there aren't any!
My prayer today:
O, my Lord, You are my mighty king! I pray today with thanksgiving and ask that You come into the hearts of men and women all over the world. Let today be a day of thanksgiving, opening our minds and hearts to You. I offer up mine today declaring You are the one, true God! Open their eyes Lord to the wonder that is You!