What are you thankful for today?
Where to begin??? I'm most thankful for God sending His one and only Son to die on the cross for my sins and for His opening my heart to receive His gift of eternal life by the blood of Christ. Next, I'm most thankful for my godly husband who is out working hard to get some venison on his day off. :D Then, I'm thankful for my precious children who are getting into all kinds of things while I work in the kitchen. I'm also thankful for the rest of my family all over the country with whom I'm missing sharing the kitchen work and fellowship :P I'm extremely grateful for the church family that God has given me with which my husband and I are able to grow. I praise God for the honesty, transparency, and courage with which our pastors and leaders teach Biblical truth. And I'm grateful for our dedicated care group leaders...I think I speak for David too when I say that they truly are our best friends and part of our family. And then there's everything else...our warm house and clothes, great food, etc. etc. etc. God has been so faithful to our family! His grace, lovingkindness, and faithfulness are much more than I could ask for, hope for, or even imagine.
I read 1 Chronicles 16 which was so fitting for today. It records King David's song of thanks when he moved the ark of God back to Jerusalem:
This is where my focus needs to stay...on God...what He has done and is doing all around me. May your focus also be on praising and thanking God on this special day set aside for thanksgiving.
"Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done..." (1 Chronicles 16: 8-12)
And on the lighter side...here's a pic my sis sent me:
May you have a blessed holiday! And if you can't think of anything else to be grateful for...at least you're not the turkey or this poor guy!!