You don't need a turkey to celebrate thanksgiving. All you need is a reason. God has given you more reasons to be thankful than He's created stars in the sky. So, why wait?
Start with what you see ~~ the clothes you're wearing, the food in the fridge, the beauty of an Autumn day. Then, think about the people you love and how they've touched your life. Next, consider what God's given you that can't be held in your hands ~~ things like hope, forgiveness, and your future home in Heaven. Sit quietly as God brings even more reasons to mind.
Stopping to say "thanks" will remind you of how big God is and how good your life is when He's in it, no matter what day it is.
A humble mind is the soil out of
which thanks naturally grows.
Henry Ward Beecher
Taken from ~ God's Daily Answer
Wishing a day filled with joy & thanksgiving . . .
The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
It's not hard to be relaxed and peaceful when everything is going smoothly and your problems are all under control. But that's not real peace. Real peace is the inner calm God's Spirit gives you even when the world around you is chaotic, stress is bearing down on you, and things are going right off the rails at work and at home.
You get that kind of peace by trusting God and keeping your heart focused on Him. In return, His peace will keep you calm and under control. . .better able to process solutions and deal effectively with circumstances. Don't settle for a fragile peace that can't handle all that life is handing you. Put your hand in God's hand.
"Christ alone can bring lasting peace. . .
peace with God . . .peace among men and nations. . .
Confidence is a positive attitude toward the future, an assurance that whatever tomorrow brings, you can meet its challenges. With that in mind, Christians should be the most confident people in the world. As a believer, you have the privilege of serving the God who holds the future in His Hands.
Not one thing that happens to you surprises God or catches Him off guard. And He has promised to see you through every trial, every hardship, every heartbreak, every disappointment. Therefore, you can step into the future with confidence, knowing that the God who knows all and sees all has already paved the way before you and will be at your side until your journey's end.
"Confidence in the natural world is self-reliance,
My little sister, Mary, who at the time was only 5 or 6 years old, quietly recited the verse while we were huddled in a closet. The tornado siren had sounded. The lightening was flashing, thunder was clashing. I will never forget that night.
In times like these this scripture is still resounding in my heart.
In Times Like These In times like these you need a Savior In times like these you need an anchor; Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!
Wishing you love & peace, friends & family . . .