Seize The Moment To Be…Thankful.

This Thanksgiving for many families will be very different.  Many will sit around the table and talk about the economy, job losses, H1n1, etc.  With the chaos around us it’s hard to shut out all of the worlds loud chattering and come back to the heart of what really matters sometimes and just be grateful.

Whatever happened to the days of having dinner and then sitting as a family together, whether it be in a family room or on a front porch somewhere and just reflect quietly?  While I’m afraid those days have long since passed, I do sense there is still a cry from deep within us for such simplicity again.  An aching inside each of us that wants us to seize the moment to be thankful.  Could it be that the cry is from our thirsty souls longing for us to call out to the Giver of all good things and give thanks?

What are you really thankful for?  Is it your home?  Job?  Family?  Car?  Health?  Things?  What about gifts?  Are you thankful when you receive a gift?  In our humanness we tend to measure gifts on a scale based on their grandness.  However 2000 years ago, we were given the grandest of gifts, salvation.  2 Corinthians 9:15 says it’s an “indescribable” gift. (“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”)  Have you opened that gift yet?  I’m so thankful I have and I’m most inclined to agree with Paul’s writing here.  No words could ever describe the price that was paid for this gift.

This Thanksgiving would you give thanks for Jesus?  As you sit down to your dinner with your family and friends take a few moments and give thanks to the LORD, the Giver, for those that sit at that table, there in body or in spirit.  Take time alone to spend with the LORD and reflect quietly on your many, many blessings.

Psalm 106:1 “Praise the LORD! Oh, Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!

Heavenly Father, I praise You that You are the Giver.  Thank you for Jesus and the salvation gift that He gave more than 2000 years ago.  Thank you for family, for friends, for health and the happiness that is wrapped up in all of these.  Thank you for your love and your goodness.  Help us LORD to be mindful of all our blessings and to remember that we are rich, even if all we have is the air in our lungs, we are rich.  Thank you LORD for giving us this moment to call upon your name and be thankful.  Amen.

Published in: on November 24, 2009 at 10:50 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. We are certainly blessed beyond measure. We have been given a great abundance of stuff; we cannot truly comprehend the deprivation in other parts of the world. And, we have been given the greatest of love if we accept it –

    Good job Baby!

  2. I have enjoyed your writing! You are very gifted! I can’t wait to see what’s next! P.S. Thanks for trusting me and my husband with Noah every Sunday! I Just love him!!

  3. Thanks for reminding us of how blessed and fortunate we are in every way. We have to remember where those blessings come from and give thanks to the blesser. Jesus is the greatest gift of all!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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