Happy Thanksgiving Day
I took this photo a while back. The purpose was to share with my siblings and friends who would understand the intentional undertone. The photo is apropos, so I thought, for Thanksgiving Day (apologies to animal rights activists et al)
I could pen a million plus things that, despite covid19, I am particularly thankful. Instead, I will share and reblog, a post that conveys my heart. The post popped up on my email. I saved it to share, but in the process, I lost the details. Glad though that I still have the verbiage. Here it is, courtesy of #YouVersion:
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“What are you thankful for?
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 THESSALONIANS 5:18
No matter what you face, God’s goodness and mercy will never leave you. In fact, He even prepares blessings for you in the middle of hard seasons. But these truths aren’t always easy to remember, which is why giving thanks matters.
A Prayer of Thanks
Gratitude helps us focus on the only One who is able to turn our problems around for His glory and our good. So right now, let’s take a minute to pause and thank God for all He’s done in our lives.
God, You are good, and Your steadfast love endures forever! Even in the hardest seasons, I always have a reason to worship You.
Thank You for giving me victory and abundant life in Jesus Christ! Although I don’t deserve it, You shower me with unconditional love and forgiveness.
And so no matter what the future may hold, I will shout for joy because You are with me. You comfort me and bless me in the presence of my enemies. Nothing compares to You and no weapon can stand against You. In all things, I am more than a conqueror through You!
Be glorified through me, God. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart bless Your name.
I want my life to bring You praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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Thankful for you – Enjoy 2020 Thanksgiving Day and return next year with more gratitude!