Blessings everyone! Happy Thursday. I encourage you to enjoy every moment God gives you. Sometimes we are so excited about the weekend or a holiday that we forget to give thanks for the blessings we experience every day. Remember to give thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ – Ephesians 5:20
Father in the name of Jesus, we give you thanks! Today and always, we will give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus. Lord, we are grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and we offer to you an acceptable worship, with reverence and awe…Amen.
You are a good God; our provider, counselor and friend. Lord, we will praise your name with a song! We will magnify you with thanksgiving. Hallelujah!
Lord, we are grateful that you sent your son Jesus Christ. It is by your grace we have been saved through faith. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! Today and always we say thank you.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for allowing us to get through another week. Despite what we are facing, help us to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer according to your word.
Lord, as we embark upon another Christmas season, thank you in advance for the gifts we will receive and the gifts we will give. Most importantly, remind us that this season is about you and only you. THANK YOU for being the ultimate gift…the gift that will last FOREVER.
We love and appreciate you for all that you are, In Jesus Name…Amen.
Hello everyone! How are you on this Thanksgiving afternoon? 😊 I hope you are feeling blessed. I live in Georgia and the weather is beautiful today. The temperature will be about 60 and that is my husband’s favorite kind of weather. Later today, he will be outside on our deck grilling duck! Not my cup of tea, but it makes him happy.
I have been up since 6 am preparing for the day. A day of chopping, cooking, and cleaning; but most of all, giving thanks. As I cook, I am thankful for simply having food on my table with enough to feed my family and plenty of leftovers. Growing up, my Thanksgivings did not feel this way. The Thanksgivings I remember were filled with nervousness and anxiety because everything had to be perfect. Food cooked perfectly, the right outfit, and I had to be sure I said the right things.
Ephesians 5:20 – “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (NIV).
I am thankful that as I cook for my family, each of my children enjoys lending a hand in the kitchen. The oldest keeps it clean as I move from dish to dish. My little ones don’t ask for much because they understand the magnitude of what’s happening in the kitchen and that alone is helpful. Besides, they know the mac and cheese is coming…
I am thankful that my Thanksgiving is easy going. My children don’t have to worry about being dressed “properly” and doing and saying the right things. I am thankful that my home is full of God’s peace and joy.
My prayer as each of us prepares for Thanksgiving, is that we focus on what matters. It’s not the perfect turkey, the perfect meal or the perfect outfit. What matters is that you are here another year with the ability to give thanks to our God.