In Every Thing, Give Thanks

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Give thanks

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)

The verse above is a good reminder that we need to give thanks for every thing that comes into our lives.  I recently listened to a sermon that talked about living a grateful life.  So many times we focus solely on the things that are going bad, and we forget to remember the blessings that God has given us.

I was doing this.  I was focusing on the little things, the things that didn't seem to be going right.  The fact that our siding was not getting up as fast as we hoped, the stress from my job, the fact that I am putting on a few pounds.  Instead what I should have been focusing on is the fact that we have a home to live in, I have a job that pays the bills and provides for my family, and we have plenty of food to eat.

Thanksgiving turkey
Turkey ready for the oven
God has blessed my family, and what better day to give thanks, than on Thanksgiving.  Today is a day to remember the wonderful blessings that we all have.  And if we have an over abundance of blessings?  Then, share with those who do not.

Making dressing for Thanksgiving
Carly getting the bread ready for the dressing
I started down that same old road this morning as I was getting the turkey ready to put in the oven and having Carly start on the dressing for me.  I didn't get all the ingredients that I wanted for the turkey, but that's okay.  It will still taste wonderful.  And I forgot to make the cornbread for our family's traditional dressing, but we have plenty of bread and it will still be good.

Remember God has blessed us.  I give all the glory to God for the family I have, the house we live in, and the food we eat.  He will always provide for his children.

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 (KJV)

From our family to yours, have a very happy Thanksgiving!


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