Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving

My heart is full of thanksgiving! Today I have been busy mopping, dusting, laundering, mowing, and running errands all in excited anticipation of Thanksgiving day. I can't wait. I love this holiday, one that is specifically designed for us to stop, look around, and be thankful! Be thankful! Pretty simple.

So, I must tell you that I have spent the busy day reminding myself of this simple idea. Be thankful! Dirty feet that just finished an afternoon game of football just trampled all over your shiny floor. Be thankful! Two lovable doggies just scrurried back in the house, bringing with them all their dust-covered fur. Be thankful! Heaps of dirty clothes mysteriously appearing after the last load began. Be thankful! Beautiful yellow, red, and brown leaves covering the yard approximately 15 minutes after you finished mowing. Be thankful! And the last item from the grocery store that has been forgotten the last few trips! Be thankful!

I am thankful for the dirty feet for they were those of a delightful 13 year old son who fills our house with boisterous joy! I am thankful for the dust bearers, our doggies, devoted fans, who are eager to greet us every morning with jumps of joy and love- lapping kisses! The laundry courtesy of two beautiful daughters arriving home from college! Those leaves, well they are the very same ones that shaded our house throughout the sweltering heat of summer. And finally those items from the grocery store, well they will help feed the mouths of some of the people I love most in this world-my family!

Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

Happy Thanksgiving! Praise HIM!

7 comments:

Angie said...

Praising God and thanking Him with you. You don't know how this resonated with me and how much I needed to hear this. God bless you, sister! I appreciate you so much. You just helped set my heart right for tomorrow (and the day after that and the day after that)!

Angie said...

I used your linky thing to share this post on my site. Hope that's ok. I just wanted to help get the word out on being thankful.

Sidharth said...

Amen, through thanksgiving we have entry into the Presence of the Lord. Have you heard of Brother Lawrence and his book "Practicing the Presence of the Lord". Brother Lawrence was a cook and this man turned his kitchen into a place of prayer. He'd pray and praise while he washed the dishes, cooked ...


I had written an article on this long time back: JOY

inspired said...

Thank YoU \o/\O/\o/

Heather said...

What a wonderful post. Love it. Have a wonderful day with your family!

Mike said...

Thanks Living!

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inspired said...

And
Thank YoU for your prays \O/

"Weighting" on the Lord

Let this be a place of encouragement for you in your own walk!