Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100
This is what the message was on tonight at church. We sang praises to The Lord and we went around the room and said what we were thankful for. Of course by the time the microphone got to me I'd been crying listening to everyone else's thankfulness and I was a blubbering mess, I'm not even sure what I said but this is what I meant to say:
I'm thankful that our God is a forgiving God, I've spent the last couple of months being ungreatful and dwelling on one thing that we don't have and I've been totally ignoring everything we do have. We are so blessed, blessed beyond measure! I wake up every morning in a comfy bed, in my warm house, next to my amazing husband. I get up and take a hot shower, fix my hair and put on makeup, I choose what clothes out of my closet to wear and then I choose which shoes I have that will match. I have breakfast from food in my pantry, fridge, or freezer. I get into my car which starts right up and drive to my job. Then I come home again to my warm house, eat dinner with my amazing husband, go to bed and do it all over again. Yes I am blessed beyond measure. I'm so thankful for my husband, my family, my church family, my friends. I'm greatful and thankful that our church has welcomed us with open arms and accepted us. I'm so thankful that we've become so close, I'm thankful they've welcomed us into their lives and allowed us to be part of their children's lives. I'm thankful for our sr high class, they are all blessings to me, each and everyone of them.
It seems like life gets the best of us sometimes, we have this function or that event, this thing or that. We forget to stop and really enjoy life and all that God has given to and blessed us with. This thanksgiving and Christmas I'm going to try to remember all the great things we have in our lives and try not to dwell on what we don't have, we will have them one day, God has promised us that.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving friends, and try to remember and say aloud everything you are thankful for.