Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Day of Thanksgiving!

Have you ever wondered why we save saying " Happy Thanksgiving" for that one day of the year?? I've often wondered how that one day in November must have been. Ya know, the story of the Pilgrims and Indians?? Why that one day?? decided that TODAY is the day we will be Thankful? What a thought uh? To be honest, I don't believe it was JUST that day. I believe it was more like a celebration for alllll the days that they were grateful for and blessed with.

I have so many things that I am thankful for. Do you?? God has truly blessed me and my family. He has opened so many new doors for us this year. He knows EVERYthing I need and it doesn't just stop there.....He knows MY every hearts desire. He knows exactly what is best for me...lil ole me. I've learned that stepping out in faith will bring you abundant blessings. That is an awesome feeling my friends!

Can you remember the last time you poured out your heart thanking God for your marriage, husband, wife, children, family, job, health, friends, food, home, Jesus!????

As you spend time with you family tomorrow, try not to get caught up in the "holiday", take a moment just to be thankful. Have a little more grace with "those" family members, hug a few more necks, speak kind words, and share your stories of thanksgiving. Remember that we should give thanks in ALL circumstances, even in the hard times.... we have eternal life and so much more because of Jesus Christ.

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NAS)

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)


Anonymous said...

Great blog! We need to be thankful for the family we have.. never know who might not make it until next year.

Love the picture! Pizza & Borden Chocolate milk looks like a great thanskgiving meal to me!


Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

Thanks for reminding me to be thankful tomorrow. I usually wake up thankful, but after trying to see everyone, I get a little grumpy. I will try hard to make a point of being thankful and remember to be kind to everyone. We get a little rushed and put too much on our plate. Ernie and I really need to try to find a better way to do this holiday instead of trying to see everyone in that one day. It's hard when you have kids that get worn out from being drug around!

I hope y'all have a wonderful day tomorrow! Ethan looks like a cute indian! Love y'all!