“God is in control, and therefore in EVERYTHING I can give thanks – not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it.” –Kay Arthur
As Thanksgiving approaches, I center on the One who directs my life and to whom I give all my praise.
He gave His life for me on an old rugged cross more than 2,000 years ago.
I am amazed at His love for me. Storms may rage in my life and problems try to defeat me, but I turn back to the promises of the one, true God who holds me in His hands.
We may face surgeries, sickness, financial woes; but Christ is bigger than all of these. Let’s face it though, we can say this but believing is another matter.
How do we live in a daily thanksgiving spirit honoring the One who gives us blessings and love? Here are some tips to give you hope and help restore a thankful spirit in you.
- We start our days with prayer. We pray without ceasing throughout the day. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
- When faced with desire to complain or give in, we step back and breathe out praise for Him instead.
- We turn our complaints around and think of them as blessings. Instead of “my home is ugly and I wish we had the money to move” focus on the fact that “God provides a home for me. It might not be a mansion, but I am blessed to have a roof over my head.” Or “I had to get help from mom because my car broke down again!” You can turn it around. “My mom is so giving and loving. I was able to spend time with her even in the midst of stress.”
- We remember that Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. None of us deserve the promise of heaven and eternal life, but Jesus made it possible for us.
- We don’t take inventory of what we don’t have but of what we do have. We all have our wish lists, but sometimes they can become our complaint lists. Instead of wishing for more, be thankful for the blessings God already bestows upon you.
I want to wish all a very Happy Thanksgiving; and remember as we begin our Christmas Season that Jesus is the One Reason for the Season!
In other personal news, I am also busy teaching on Outschool. It is a great help for homeschoolers looking for enrichment classes. I am teaching creative writing. Plus, I offer a virtual after school book club experience for teens. The club starts in two weeks.
You can view my profile here. I will be adding more classes for the spring. I hope you will stop by and check out my classes. Do you know a child who loves to write and read? Be sure to share my profile with his/her parents.
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Burdens: Jesus Understands and Feels our Pain
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