Thanksgiving is just around the corner. There's no better time than the present to sit back and reevaluate what God had done in your life. Why are you here on this earth?
Colossians 1:16 says "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
So, we are made for God.
Hebrews 13:15 says By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
There are so many scriptures that talk about the importance of thankfulness. I Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 95:2, I Chronicles 16:34, Isaiah 12:4...you get the idea :)
God's people need to be recognized as people that are thankful! I mean, we are children saved by grace. We have so much to be thankful for!
Think about God for a moment.
The Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world
The Door by which men enter into heaven
King of Kings and Lord of Lords
The list is endless!!!!!!!
So, what are you going to do the next time a situation comes up for which it would be easy to gripe or complain? I pray that you will be thankful!!
Believe me, I need to learn this better myself~ I am not just talking to you!
I thought it would be a fun thing to go around to my different family members and take a survey of what they were thankful for. Here is what I came up with.
Daddy is thankful for:
1. Spiritual Blessing in Christ
2. A dear Wife:)
3. Children that are following the Lord
4. Basic Necessities
5. That my name is written in the Lamb's book of life
Mommy is thankful for:
1. Our Merciful, Gracious Compassionate God
2. A wonderful Husband ( they have been married 28 years today!)
3. Children and family
4. Joy in our hearts
5. For God's provision
6. A cozy home
7. The opportunity to work together as a family
Elizabeth(me) is thankful for:
1. All that I am in Christ
2. Christmas carols
4. Freedom to worship God
5. The body of Christ
6. Every Breath
Rachel is thankful for:
1. The Promise of a home in heaven
2. The Bible in my own language
3. Eyes to see with
4. The Bible Bee
5. My wonderful family and extended family
Matthew is thankful for:
1. Loving Family
2. Those who did the Bible Bee
3. The Bible
Caleb is thankful for:
2. The sacrifice that Jesus made on the Cross
4. Good books to read, especially the Bible
Marie is thankful for:
5. A sink to wash dishes in:)
JoAnna is thankful for:
2. A Nice Bed
Esther is thankful for:
1. A home
So what are you thankful for?
We would love to hear about it!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving season.
Signing off with joy, Elizabeth
~I think that is a better thing that thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will. Charles Spurgeon.~