Monday, November 25, 2013

beyond the feathers

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

It's not hard remembering this is Thanksgiving week.  Everywhere i look at school, i am surrounded by turkeys. Teachers use this time to encourage students  to share why they are thankful.  I love reading their responses plastered down the hallways.

Gods tells us to give thanks in all circumstances.  Do you think He means for us to give thanks beyond the feathers... beyond the obvious. 

Father, thank you for Your gift of Jesus, for the beauty of family and friends, and for the many blessings You shower on me.  Thank you too for times of  --

stupidity... as i learned the immense power of words and patience
accidents... as i learned to trust You at all times
mistakes... as i learned You work all things to the good
anger... as i learned the importance of forgiveness
sickness... as i learned the joy of celebrating the moment
pride... as i learn humbleness

Father, i give thanks for times such as these because it builds my relationship with You.  I lean on You for strength, comfort and guidance.  Gratefully, i experience Your unconditional love for me.  How thankful i am to know you are always there for me and with me.  Thank You, Father.

have a thank-filled day!

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