I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately. I am a little swallowed under with some
ministry assignments. But oh how I have missed you!
As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to really focus my heart in the right place.
It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday shuffle. Hours of meal preparations are right
around the corner, and Black Friday discount flyers seem to be pouring in by the
A constant reminder of the things that we still need to do. There’s always something,
And most times, this flurry of activity doesn’t cultivate in me a thankful heart.
Although we may be busier than ever, the key to slowing life down lies within the
The things that we sometimes overlook.
The things that are easy to forget to notice and whisper to God, “Thank you.”
No matter what circumstances are staring at me, there is always, always, ALWAYS
something for which to be thankful.
This month, I thought keeping a thanksgiving journal would be a fun activity to try.
At the beginning of November, I encouraged my Facebook friends and Twitter
followers to write down things for which they are thankful. I posted accompanying
Bible verses on Facebook and Twitter every day to help tie God’s word back into
these daily reflections.
Here are 3 I’ve posted:
“But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will
sing the Lord’s praise, for He has been good to me.” Psalm 13:5-6
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be
thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our ‘God
is a consuming fire.'” Hebrews 12:28-29
“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.” Colossians 3:17
For those of you who didn’t catch this on Facebook, I’d love for you to pop over
to my page and get connected. I’ll be posting verses every day for the month of
For those of you who have seen my posts, it has been so encouraging to hear how
God is moving as you blog your thankful thoughts, post Facebook statuses, and
share personal thanksgiving stories.
Some of you are even using this activity in your family devotion time or turning it
into an arts and crafts activity for your children to enjoy.
However you choose to spend your time reflecting on what you’re thankful for
today, I pray that you see all God’s blessings in fresh, beautiful ways.
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments today. Tell me something for which
you are thankful.
And if you have been following along on Facebook and Twitter… How have you been
expressing your gratitude? Are you keeping a journal or are you doing something
else? I’d love to hear how God has been working through this activity.
I can’t wait to hear from you today. I’ve missed hearing your sweet voices through