Thankful...in All Circumstances
Thankful...in all Circumstances
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving... For the Lord is a great God... Psalm 95:2-3
Happy Thanksgiving Soul Sisters!
Over this past month of hearing from our volunteer post writers, I kept envisioning a festive cornucopia sitting as a beautiful centerpiece on a dining room table. Just like the differing fruits and vegetables that are attractively placed within this unique container, these posts have become a beautiful collection of living testimonies bound together in the love of Christ.
To recap for us, here are some of the fruits on display:
Acknowledging that age brings wisdom
Recognizing the little things, the daily things
Believing that God keeps his promises
Experiencing the love of Jesus in extreme sadness
Receiving forgiveness in a relationship
Recognizing we are made in God's image
Choosing to embrace all of life's moments
Choosing life and birthing redemption
Rejoicing in a God-given relationship
Giving thanks for answered prayers, both small and big
Choosing a thankful heart no matter the trial
Celebrating healing of body and soul
Praising God for His closeness when in isolation
Choosing to grow in difficult times
Resting in God's plan, past, present, and future.
Soul Sisters, you have made my intangible Thanksgiving centerpiece become very real and alive in my heart. What a bountiful display of blessing upon blessing!
If I were to add to this cornucopia of thankful hearts, I would have to say my fruit would be entitled:
What about you? What are you thankful for this year? What has God done for you in even a difficult circumstance? Take a moment before the Lord and ask him to reveal one thing to you and then thank him for it. Allow this blessing to be the seed of gratitude that has the potential to bear much fruit; may each one of us be full to overflowing with an array of colorful praise!
You know I often imagine walking alongside of my Soul Sisters, most of whom I've never even met. I think of our posts and comments as conversations between us while following you as our leader dear Jesus. You are both strong and gracious, our very good Shepherd. I personally thank you for each one of these women that I get to call "Soul Sister"! We are divinely connected by your Spirit that abides in us--what a rich blessing on this earth--to have one another. May we encourage each other through this life, all the while looking forward to the future day of uniting together ... forever! In your name I pray. Amen.