Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had an encouraging day remembering all you have to be thankful for. =)
I'm thankful that I was able to spend today with a group of people I'd never met before last week, and I had a sweet time of fellowship with them.
I'm thankful that wherever I go, I have brothers and sisters in Christ who are a beautiful expression of God's love and grace.
I'm thankful that even with challenges and unknowns in life, I still always have much to be thankful for.
Since I was a child, my mom taught me the importance of thankfulness. Sometimes I've practiced it well, other times not so much. Lately God has been showing me a new aspect of being thankful. I'm learning to not just say what I'm thankful for, but to tell Jesus "Thank you" for specific things.
I'm learning to thank Jesus for what He's already done, as well as for what I believe He is doing and will do. And so thankfulness has become an expression of faith. It's also building my relationship with Jesus in a new way. The more I tell Him "Thank you" for things, the more humbled I feel, the more I want to worship Him, and the more I remember His love and care for me.
Here are some things I've been thanking Him for lately:
Thank you Jesus that you love me.
Thank you Jesus that you are always right here with me.
Thank you Jesus that you know my heart.
Thank you Jesus that you are healing me.
Thank you Jesus that you are leading me.
Thank you Jesus that you have good plans for me.
Thank you Jesus that in you I have all I need.
We are indeed blessed...but most of all because we know Jesus. May He draw you closer to Himself and fill your heart to overflowing with thanks to Him.
God bless you, my friends.