Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Being Thankful

Here it is Thanksgiving already. The day we want to let everyone know how thankful we are. There are so many things I am thankful for but not just at Thanksgiving, I am thankful for them continually.


Psalm 92:1, 2, 4, 5, and v.8; "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High"; v.2; "To show forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night", v. 4; "For thou, Lord hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands". v. 5; "O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are deep". v. 8 "But thou Lord, art most high for evermore".

It is so important to give the Lord thanks and to praise Him at all times not just at a certain time and I believe most of us do this.

We need to show everyone God's loving kindness and His faithfulness all of the time. We need to let others know how great and wonderful God is. We need to remember what God has done for us and what He will do for us. The works that men do are actually little compared to what our Lord God does, His works are so far above what we do and at times it is hard to fathom God's works. God's thoughts are holy righteous thoughts at all times and it is hard for us to understand this at times but none the less He is the Greatest and above anyone or anything else.

I am so thankful God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ; John 3:16; "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life".

I am so thankful Jesus loved us enough to die an agonizing death for us. What an awesome thing He did for us. Romans 5:8; "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us".

I am so thankful for the Holy Spirit. Jesus left us with a Comforter, the Holy Spirit. John 14: 26; "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you".

I am so thankful for the Words of the Lord. Mark 13:31; "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away".

I am so thankful that I am able to cry out to God and He will hear me. Psalm 99:6; "...they called upon the Lord, and he answered them".

I am so thankful for the home in heaven that I will be going to someday. I Peter 1:4; "To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you",

There are so many things to be thankful for, the above are things that to me are so important and I want always to remember to thank the Lord for these. It is because of these things that I am able to be thankful for earthly things. Some of them are listed below.

I am thankful for:
  1. Dave, my husband whom is so special to me.
  2. My children and their spouses, Debi and Jim, and Ken and Dana, I wouldn't
  know what to do without them.
  3. My grandchildren, Jenifer, Kendil, Brian, Brooke, Sarah, Shanna, Amanda, and
  Kenny. All of them have a very special place in my heart.
  4. My great-grandchildren, all 11 of them. So far they are the ones that have completed
  the circle but I hope we have many more.
  5. Our church, it is such an awesome church and Pastor Seaba is such a great pastor
  and cares for each and everyone one of the congregation.
  6. My precious home, it isn't a mansion to anyone but me. It is the home the Lord
  chose for us and I am so thankful He did.
  7. The car, truck, and motorcycle the Lord has given us to drive.
  8. Our 5th wheel camper.
  9. My precious animals, they are special to me and great companions.
10. Each one of my blogger friends, I appreciated each of you.
11. For all of my family and friends, each one means so much to me and adds to my life.

There are many more things I am thankful for but I am sure you understand why I don't write everything down. God has blessed me and my family with so much that I could write and write and still I would have to write more and more.

I was the winner of the giveaway over at Sweet Blessings by Jenifer. I wanted to win but I didn't think I had a chance as she has so many wonderful readers but I made it. Thank you for the giveaway, Jenifer. I am truly blessed and I can hardly wait until I get the DVD and CD. Thank you so much.

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord.

4 comments:

Jenifer said...

We have so much to be thankful for. God is good and faithful to us, how can we not be thankful? Great post today!

Debi said...

I try to live a 'Thanksgiving' attitude all the time, but I know I fail. I, too, am so very thankful for the blessings God has given us. How anyone can say that God is not the One that blesses is beyond me.

Great post!

Kandi said...

Deane,

Lovely list of the things you are thankful for, I love your heart for God, and I am so glad you are writing your blog again it has truly been a blessings to me, I missed you while you were away and prayed for you often. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

pinks said...

My heart smiled all the way through this. God, thank you again for Your love and blessings!