Give Thanks

I couldn’t let this season of Thanksgiving speed by without pausing and being intentional with all that there is to be thankful for at this moment. Will you join me?

Hallelujah! I give thanks to God with everything I’ve got— Wherever good people gather, and in the congregation. God’s works are so great, worth A lifetime of study—endless enjoyment! Splendor and beauty mark his craft; His generosity never gives out. His miracles are his memorial— This God of Grace, this God of Love. He gave food to those who fear him, He remembered to keep his ancient promise. He proved to his people that he could do what he said: Hand them the nations on a platter—a gift! He manufactures truth and justice; All his products are guaranteed to last— Never out-of-date, never obsolete, rust-proof. All that he makes and does is honest and true: He paid the ransom for his people, He ordered his Covenant kept forever. He’s so personal and holy, worthy of our respect. The good life begins in the fear of God— Do that and you’ll know the blessing of God. His Hallelujah lasts forever! (Psalm 111: 1-10 MSG).

God of love and mercy, there is so much to give thanks for in my life. My words fall short of what my heart wants to convey, but I will do my best. Thank You for my imperfect health and imperfect family. Each person in my life is a gift and precious to you. I am often overwhelmed with gratitude for each of them.

Thank You for continually challenging me to grow in what love does, for convicting my heart when I fail, and challenging me to learn more about You, Scripture and life in community. This year has felt like a continual uphill climb in many aspects which necessitated more time with You. Thank You for Your promises, for holding me close when I struggle and the unexpected transformation in my heart.

Thank You for all the circumstances in my life. You are in all of them and bring comfort and peace in the midst of them. Continue to remove scales from my eyes. Let me see what matters to You. Let me lead with love and grace toward others. Amen.

As you give thanks this season, what tops your list? How have you grown this year? How has God been a part of that growth? Share your experience here and breath life and bring hope to others.

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