Thursday, November 15, 2012

What is Thankfulness?

What does it mean to be thankful

I think sometimes we see don't really sit down and study why we are thankful.  I'm not accusing, I know I am guilty of it.  We say we are thankful.  We can have a whole long myriad of things that we list on facebook, blogs, twitter... name you social media....  but the fact remains, we say we are thankful but how often do we really sit down and be truly thankful?  Sadly, for many it takes a tragedy to make us truly humble ourselves and be honestly heart wrenchingly grateful with thanksgiving pouring from our lips. 

Since its November and Thanksgiving will dawn in less than a week, I have been giving a lot of thought to the pilgrims.  Can you imagine how grateful they were when they landed upon our shores?  The joy and thanksgiving must have poured forth in waves from he Mayflower.   

I Imagine a verse like 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 rang forth, shaking the very masts of the boat with the strength of the praise and shouts of thanks.

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
I am thankful, from the bottom of my heart I am thankful.  I am thankful for the blood that was shed.  When we do communion each week we do it in remembrance of that shed blood.  Its through that blood that we have life.  I am thankful for my loved ones.  God has blessed me with people who help my walk, so that I may grow closer daily to Him.  He brought an amazing man into my life, who has patience and understanding beyond what I can fathom.  He gave us a little girl to teach me to have the same patience that my husband and Lord has for me.  He has allowed me to continue to have my Mom and for us to be friends as well as we age.  He has given me all of my needs and granted me many wants.  I am forever grateful and thankful.

1 comment:

  1. There are indeed so MANY things to be thankful for! I love some of those Old Testament prayers of thanksgiving ~ this one is amazing!! Thanks for sharing it.


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