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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Spirit of Thankfulness

Thanksgiving Day has come and passed by for another year. The leftovers are gone (except on the waistline!) and now the Christmas decorations come out. Shopping has started with a frenzy and the tug of war to get the best deal has begun.

In the midst of all this chaos, I encourage you to take time to continue to be thankful.  Being grateful is not just for a special day, but it should be a frame of mind we live with always. It only takes a few minutes to stop and think about all the things we have that are sometimes taken for granted.

 We don’t consciously think every time we take a breath, but if you can’t breathe freely you would appreciate every one. What about a home to live in, warmth when it’s cold, food when you are hungry, being able to walk, talk, and see? It’s easy to forget how blessed we are because we have so much in this country. America may have some problems, but it is still the best place on earth to be right now. Even the poorest of our citizens have more than most of the rest of the world.

Remember those who paved the way for our country to be what it is today. Pilgrims braved a journey to an unknown world so they could thank and worship God. Revolutionaries and patriots fought, sacrificed, and died so we could keep it.

Have fun when you are out shopping this Christmas season, but don’t forget that curve of ungratefulness can come upon you unexpectedly. It’s easy to navigate. Just stop and say “thanks”.





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