Psalm 100:3-5 Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name! For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.
My prayer today is that you have multitudes of things to be thankful to God for. I know that the holidays can be tough due to losses that seem to stand out with empty seats at tables and changes in locations, changes in jobs, etc. Please let me encourage you today to stop for a moment and take a look around and see what God has blessed you with.
We can spend the holidays wishing and mourning those things we don’t have or we can take today and recognize all that God is doing in our lives and all we are blessed with. Just like there is always someone who has it “better” than you there are many people in the world who have it much worse! Trust me, I am not making light of anyone’s loss, I have loved ones that will be missed greatly today ~ everything I bake brings back memories of my precious Mom and everything I have repaired or remodeled in our house lately reminds me of my Dad and all he taught me, there are many loved ones I will greatly miss today! I am grateful today though for the wonderful things I God has done and the godly heritage I have. There is a lot of pain out there today and my heart breaks thinking about what losses you may be facing today, more importantly, God’s heart is broken over your broken heart as well. He loves you and wants to wrap His arms around you today.
God deserves our praise every day! We need to take the time today, as the Pilgrims did years ago and remind ourselves of all we have to be grateful for. They had suffered major losses before that first Thanksgiving day and that is what brought them to the place where they wanted to take the time to Thank God for carrying them through all of the tragedies they faced! So let me encourage you today to do your best to bless your family and those around you that you come in contact with today with your gratitude for all God is and all He has done! He loves you so much and His best for you is still on its way, He has a wonderful plan for you and He will bring it all to pass. Take today and honor Him by entering His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with your praise!
I pray that you have an incredibly blessed Thanksgiving Day with all of God’s grace for your sorrows and losses, amazing memories today of those you love who are not able to be with you today and for all of His strength for tomorrow!
Quote: “It’s in the struggle itself that you define yourself.” Pat Buchanan
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