It is that time of the year when we are all busy getting the turkey and all the trimmings, Decorating our homes, etc. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday seasons it can be so easy to get so busy to forget what this time of year should represent. THANKFULNESS! I have
been meditating on that very word. What does it mean in my heart?
Thankful for salvation. For the Lord's mercy in my life as written above " That it ENDURES
FOREVER....... That this life is just preparation for an eternity with the Lord.
2Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! That's how I feel today.
We can't even begin to fathom this gift. We love our families. We love to give them gifts. But how great is our Father's love for us..... The gift of his precious Son. I feel that I can't begin to THANK HIM ENOUGH! How do I thank him? I want to thank him through my actions. My praise. My worship. My service toward others. My submission to his ways above my own.
He has blessed my life in so many indescribable ways. Health, loved ones, precious Grand children, precious friendships. One gift he blessed me with was a relationship with a Godly Man. This man showed me through his character a way of daily life. I didn't value his leadership or his lifestyle, but thank God that he used this man in my life to plant the seed. The seed that is now rooted and GROWING! I wanted to focus on the hurt of him walking away. I am now focusing on the good that God brought to my spirit THROUGH the time spent with this man. The talks, the walks and yes even the disagreements when I wanted MY WAY...... God loved me enough to allow me to lose him in order to value him.
I'm thankful today for his PEACE - JOY - REST....... Regardless of our circumstance - WE ARE BLESSED! Period.
Ephesians 5:20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
I would have nothing and I am nothing with out God. Without his love of sending his precious Son to die for my sin and rebellion. I never want to live a day without THANKING GOD!
So this Thursday when we are enjoying our families (missing those that aren't there) and having a wonderful meal. Lets not forget the most important place to give honor. Our precious Savior. Thankful always for his mercies and grace! REGARDLESS of what we see with the natural eye - because he is working for our good and perfecting us to be like him each and every day that we place our heart in his hands!