Thanksgiving. It's commanded by God. But it's a joy to do because it reminds us how blessed we really are. I want to share with you a list of some of the things I'm thankful for....
1) The air we breath
2) The color blue
3) The smell of freshly baked bread
4) Humor (what would the world be like with out humor?!)
6) God's faithfulness
7) Brothers and sisters
8) Fingernail polish
11) The ability to communicate
12) Chocolate :)
14) Voices to sing
15) The privilege to learn
16) God's righteousness (which is mine through Christ!)
17) The Piano
19) Cute skirts
22) The Cross
23) Loyal, encouaging friends
26) The smell and sound of rain
27) Cozy fires
28) Moonlight walks
29) Good books
31) Little children and babies
33) The Word
35) Names (for those of you who don't know me - I'm a name fanatic!)
36) Exciting movies
39) Fuzzy blankets :)
40) Hugs and kisses!
I could go on and on! God is so gracious and we are so selfish! So many of His blessings we take for granted. I would encourage all of you to make a list of things that you usually take for granted to remind yourself of how blessed you are!!! You can put it on your blog or write it down and hang it up - you can do whatever you want - but just take time this month to reflect on God's goodness.
Thanksgiving is a time to show our gratitude to God. But we should be in the habbit of continually thanking Him, not just at Thanksgiving time. I'm going to make more of an effort this year to spend more time thanking God. He truely does shower us with blessings!!!
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!