Nov 18, 2008

Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I've been thinking more of how to be thankful in all things.

My Strongs Concordance lists 73 verses that have to do with giving thanks.

Ephesians 5:20 Always give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 ...be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants of you , in your life in Christ Jesus

These are 2 verses that I really try to cling to. It is so easy to be thankful when everything is going smoothly. But what happens when there is not enough money to buy groceries? What happens when the price of gas sky-rockets and the lines to get gas are 2 hours long? What happens when your pick for political office is NOT elected?

We sang a song a couple of weeks ago, it was new to me, (I don't listen to the radio much). The words keep running through my mind,

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You are God Alone by Billy Foote (2004) © Billy Foote Music/Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
You are not a god created by human hands.
You are not a god dependent on any mortal man.
You are not a god in need of anything we can give.
By Your plan, that’s just the way it is.
You are God alone;
from before time began,
You were on Your throne,
You were God alone.
And right now,
in the good times and bad,
You are on Your throne,
You are God alone.

Unchangeable, unshakeable, unstoppable,
That’s what You are.

You’re the only God whose power none can contend.
You’re the only God whose name and praise will never end.
You’re the only God who’s worthy of everything we can give.
You are God, that’s just the way it
Listen to it here.
Enjoy!
What are you thankful for?
  1. That this morning when the furnace wouldn't work, we had some alternatives to help keep us warm.
  2. That our dear friends who move to Minneapolis blessed us with a couch a dining room table before they left.
  3. That my wonderful husband goes to work every day to provide for us.
  4. That I am able to stay at home with my children.
  5. That we can homeschool and allow them to learn the way they need to.
  6. That 5 hours after we discovered the furnace wasn't working, it came back on.
  7. That the God who parted the red sea and saved Daniel from the lions den and raised my Savior from the dead , cares enough that the furnace is now working.
  8. That my children love life and people.
  9. That my children love to take care of the little people in our lives and of our elderly widowed neighbor.
  10. That we recently celebrated 19 years of marriage. It gets better every year.

1 comment:

Jen Unsell said...

Happy Late Anniversary Susan. We celebrated 15 years in September. ;-)