Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with Thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
My prayer today is that you have multitudes of things to be thankful to God for. I know that the holidays can be tough due to losses that seem to stand out with empty seats at tables and changes in locations, changes in jobs, etc. Please let me encourage you today to stop for a moment and take a look around and see what God has blessed you with.
We can spend the holidays wishing and mourning those things we don’t have or we can take today and recognize all that God is doing in our lives and all we are blessed with. Just like there is always someone who has it “better” than you there are many people in the world who have it much worse!
God deserves our praise today! We need to take the time, as the Pilgrims did years ago and remind ourselves of all we have to be grateful for. They had suffered major loss before that first Thanksgiving day. So, I am not trying to get you to make light of your loss or your struggles I am just asking you to focus on the goodness of God today instead. Bless your family and those around you that you come in contact with today with your gratitude for all God is and all He has done! He loves you so much and His best for you is still on it’s way, He has a wonderful plan for you and He will bring it all to pass. Take today and honor Him by entering His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with your praise!
I pray you have an incredibly blessed Thanksgiving Day!
“Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses.” Anonymous