Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!
do ocean tides get tired of coming in and going back out?
does grass get worn-out growing and growing only to be cut down?
do seasons get relief when they change?
are tornadoes and hurricanes winds out of anger and rage?
does the air get labored in its breathing?
do leaves fall because they just can’t keep hanging?
i just wonder … does nature ever get weary?
or, it is just glad to be alive at all?
©27 October 2022
Such a simple concept. The idea of thanksliving: living each day with a heart of thanks.
The reality is, it’s become simpler to complain about what we don’t have, want, need, and who is aggravating us the most; than to stop and give thanks. But, why is that? Why do we have a harder time giving thanks? Why do we get weary of living life?
I surmise it is because we don’t believe thinking on or writing down what we are thankful for will really do us any good.
But, what if it does? What if we decided instead of grieving what we don’t have, feeling despondent and lonely, wallowing in a bad attitude, or harboring resentment toward something or somebody, we would turn to thanksgiving?
Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
Whatever you do … give thanks. WhatEVER you do … GIVE THANKS.
The Bible is filled with verses on giving thanks or giving praise to our Lord. Here is a great reading plan you can do each day to meditate on giving and receiving thanks.
And, if you click on this link, you can download Kingdom Bloggers .PDF of the reading plan plus pages to record your thoughts on each passage.
I know life gets in the way. Taking time to sit down and devote a few minutes to prayer, bible reading, and journaling can seem a bit daunting. However, I think once we get into the habit of it, we will find we can’t live without it.
Need a bit more inspiration? Check the following links out:
28 Best Thanksgiving Prayers to Get You in the Grateful Spirit (and of course, this being from The Pioneer Woman, scroll down the page for recipes and more!)
Father, thank you for this day. Thank you for this week, this month, this year. Thank you we get to wake up with breath in our lungs and fresh air outside our windows. Thank you that no matter what we have going in our life, our day, this minute or second, you hold it all within your hands and you love us so much you never leave or forsake us so we can come to you in these moments to find peace. Thank you for being you. Thank you for loving us. Help us to remember how much you love us and you are here with us and we can always come to you with whatever is pressing on us in that moment. Bless you Oh God, our Father, for the gift of thanksgiving. In Jesus’s name I pray, amen.
Tomorrow is November 1st. May we look for opportunities to praise and thank the Lord each day.
From My Heart to Yours,
To view part 1 of Preparing Your Heart for a Month of Thanksgiving click HERE!
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