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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Time of Thanksgiving

It's not just a Thursday in November. Not just turkey and apple pie and hearing how crowded the airports are. It's a mindset. It's a decision. I think especially during a time of trial and disappointment, we need to let the Lord know how thankful we are - for everything. I personally feel that the holiday of Thanksgiving gets overlooked because we go from Halloween candy right into Christmas decorations and music. We might see a few craft projects regarding turkeys and pilgrims and tips on cooking the perfect stuffing, and well, that's Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving should be every moment of every day. Paul tells us in the book of Philippians:
'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.' (4:6)

In spite of any turmoil that we may be experiencing as an individual, family, community, or nation, we all have something to be thankful for. The Word tells us that when our faith is tested, is when our endurance grows. The results of this election should make the Christians of this country stronger as they unite together and place their trust in the Lord. I thank the Lord every day that He is our strength and our shield.

During these economic times, we may have to scale back on our spending and our wish list may be much shorter this year, but I ask you - Are your needs being met every day? Is there food on your table for you and your family? If you're reading this, you obviously have electricity. Are you able to stay home, by choice, to raise your children? Our needs are different from our desires. While it would be great to have a dinner every night that rivaled Olive Garden, sometimes a pb&j will have to be good enough. And you know what? It is. Are your children healthy and strong, running around the house, driving you nuts? Thank God. Do you have a pile of dirty laundry that just never gets any smaller, even though you wash four loads a day? Thank God. Do you have to get up extra early on a snowy winter's day to shovel the driveway so you can get your car to work on time? Thank God.

And I thank God for this freedom to praise Him and share my own thoughts and opinions in this public forum without any repercussion.

'So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.'
Colossians 2:6-7

Have a blessed day!!


  1. Liane, thank you for such a beautifully inspirational post. I couldn't agree more.

    Also, thanks for stopping by to see me the other day.

    I feel like I know you a little bit already through Robin. But I have added you to my side bar because I would like to come and visit with you often. I hope that is OK.


  2. out for Rhonda...she's bad news...LOL.

    Great post might want to check out A Haven for Vee...thats what today's post is about in case you are wondering.