As I think on all that it means this week to be thankful -- truly thankful for everything -- I have thought alot about specific blessings the Lord has given to myself and to my family. We are healthy, happy, and together. We have food on our table, a roof over our heads, clothes to keep us warm, and we are employed. We are members of God's family, members of a wonderful church family, and blessed with many dear friends.
I've also looked at scripture and found so much in God's word for which I am thankful. I thought I would share a few of these scriptures with you tonight.
I am thankful God carries my burdens
"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens." Psalm 68:3
I am thankful God hears me when I pray
"In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice. In the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation." Psalm 5:3
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we ask." 1 John 5:14-15
I am thankful for God's great love and faithfulness
"Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:23,24
I am thankful that, as a believer, I will dwell in God's house for eternity
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23:6
I am thankful that, with God, there is no need to be anxious or to worry
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34
I am thankful that God gives me the strength I need
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Do you have a favorite scripture that expresses your thankfulness this week? If so, please share... I'd love to hear about what is speaking to your heart this special week of Thanksgiving!
As we celebrate our many thanksgivings this week, please know I will be keeping you all in my prayers. Praying you all will have a blessed, safe, joyous holiday week full of many, many blessings from God!