Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thankful Thursday


Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

1 Chronicles 29:13

Stop.

Think of what you have to be thankful for. Even if you are having a very difficult time in your life, you do have many things to be thankful for. As Paul said, "I have learned to be content in all circumstances." Furthermore, we are called to give thanks at all times. There are so many small things that we forget are blessings from God. Let's look at those for a moment.

* I thank you, God, for every breath that I take.

* I thank you, God, that you have saved me.

* I thank you, God, that I have the ability to pray to you, the creator of the universe.

* I thank you, God, that you have provided food and shelter for my family and I.

* I thank you, God, that you have given my family health.

* I thank you, God, for the beauty of your creation.

* I thank you, God, for friends and family.

* I thank you, God, for Your word which comforts, guides and heals.

* I thank you, God, for your everlasting love.

You see, even if you are feeling down, there is something which you can find to be thankful for. It's weird, I'm not feeling down at all, but I feel as though God is impressing on me to write this. Being thankful is not only about when things go right in your life.

It's an attitude that should permeate your very soul that God is in control and is working all things together for the good of those who love Him.

It's knowing that even when the world is crashing down around you, there is a Rock that you can cling to.

Whatever kind of day you are having, good or bad or maybe even terrible, know that you can trust in God. Know that He is there with you. And be thankful.

12 comments:

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Lori. I so agree with you on the stated fact there there is much to be thankful for - even in times when were are down. Once a gain the phrase "Praise you in the Storm" comes to mind

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Blessings to you and your wonderful family.

Denise said...

Bless your beautiful heart. This is so very precious, and true.

Stacy said...

So very true. We have much to be thankful for!

Cheryl said...

Amen to that post girl! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts today. God is good and we must always thank HIM. Great way to start out my day! Thanks Lori! Happy TT!!

Darlene said...

Wonderful post! You are so right and I agree with you that we are a blessed people!
Thanks for sharing your heart!

Have a fabulous week!

Gina's Public Diary said...

Sometimes I wonder what I'm going to post about on Thankful Thursday but I always seem to think of something! We are so blessed.

Laurie Ann said...

I love what you wrote. There are an abundance of reasons to thank God, no matter how we feel. I am sharing this post with a friend, who is having a hard time finding anything to be thankful for at all in her life right now. God has spoken through you. Thanks for sharing!

Peggy said...

Thank you Lori..for reminding us to be thankful in all things...the Simple Life at Home...surely speaks
on HOW blessed we are...Your precious heart speaks the Truth in warm and loving words! Amen! Bless you for showing us that we can Trust in Our Rock and cling to Him even when everything crasjes around us! For we know that in the difficulty the Lord will show us His way and be grafting better fruit as a result! Be blessed for blessing us...& we will continue to give him thanks and praise!!!

Love Bears All Things said...

You are so right, God is there even in the simple things we take for granted.
Blessings,
Mama Bear

Melanie said...

Lori, This is a beautiful post of thankfulness. Yes, we all have much for which to be thankful, regardless of our circumstances. Thank you for that excellent reminder this week.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Pia said...

beautiful list of thankfuls. God bless!

southmsmomof4 said...

Amen! There is always something worthy of thanks when it comes to our Heavenly Father. You know even David in the Bible had to encourage himself in the Lord and I think giving thanks when we are down is going just that. Pondering on the good and not the bad. Reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures, Php:8 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Have a blessed weekend in Christ Jesus.
Stacy

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