Giving Thanks

 

Hey guys. I hope yall can forgive me for not posting in a while. Goodness, time has flown by.

I pray all of yall had a good Thanksgiving. I know I did, especially with that green bean casserole.  🙂

But I pray yall remembered to give thanks. Not only the blessing of your food, but sincerely thanking the Lord for all you have.

Some of you might be thinking “Well life in rough I don’t have much to be thankful for”. Well for starters your alive so that’s blessing #1.

Count your blessings. And its amazing how many you have, how many the Lord has blessed us with. It is SO easy to take these things for granted, but we always have to remember to thank the Lord for ALL things…

Through good AND the bad.

Psalm 9:1 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 107:8  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind

1 Chronicles 16:34  Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus

And really we are supposed to thank the Lord everyday for all we have. For life, for health, for family, for friends, for our pets, home, food, clothing, shelter etc.

The pilgrims had to go through ALOT to be able to come in America to worship God in peace. And we take worshiping God freely for granted. Here’s the pilgrims voyage in a nutshell:

The pilgrims came over from England on the Mayflower. They came here because they wanted to worship God in peace. Because, their king wanted everyone to practice one religion. Many people died on the Mayflower, and that first hard winter for the pilgrims. Thankfully, the Lord sent Samoset, an indian, and he introduced them to Squanto. He would later help the pilgrims plant, and grow crops. The pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest by eating and rejoicing with the neighboring Wampanoag tribe. The celebration lasted 3 days.

In 1863, during the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln announced that Thanksgiving would be celebrated nation wide on the last Thursday of November.

“No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  1. When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
    When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
    Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
    And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

    • Refrain:
      Count your blessings, name them one by one,
      Count your blessings, see what God has done!
      Count your blessings, name them one by one,
      *Count your many blessings, see what God has done.
      [*And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.]
  2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
    Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
    Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
    And you will keep singing as the days go by.
  3. When you look at others with their lands and gold,
    Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
    Count your many blessings—*money cannot buy [*wealth can never buy]
    Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.
  4. So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
    Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
    Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
    Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end

 

Amazing song. And it reminds us to count our blessings, all which God has given us.

Another song once said: “When your worried and you can’t sleep just count your blessings instead of sheep. And you’ll fall asleep, counting your blessings.”

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good and his love endures forever. Thank him  for all he has given you. For who knows, one day you might not have them anymore. Don’t take your blessings for granted.

Happy Thanksgiving! ~Cupcakegirl10

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

Psalm 136:1  “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.”

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