The choices we make each day say a lot about us.
Coffee perks as I begin to sort out the day before me.
Even before I open my eyes, I try to enter into Thanksgiving.
My tendency is to whine and complain.
My bed is warm.
Yet, my farmer has already been up for hours.
I thank God for my farmer and my warm bed.
And so my day begins focusing on that for which I am grateful.
The hope which is before us.
I pour my coffee and again enter into thankfulness.
I get frustrated easily.
I am quick to point out flaws in someone, or something else.
Gratitude keeps my focus on God.
These are choices we make.
We are made in His image; and that is beautiful.
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
I long to see people more the way He sees them.
I long to see our circumstances the way He sees them.
It takes work to see the good as these trials are placed before us.
God has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
As we practice gratitude we begin to see life in a new way`
through a new lens.
30 Days of Thankfulness
I am thankful for:
Steaming cups of hot coffee
afternoon sunshine streaming through the windows
the freedom to worship our Holy God
Wisdom from those more seasoned in this life than I
my children and their friends
my youngest daughter and her zest for life
Our son who is paving his own path in this world
Corn stalk our son brought over
the morning quiet before the onslaught of the day
the way God is teaching me to trust him in all things
a group of college friends who pray us through
the comfort of the sounds of this old house
Have you joined us in this daily walk of gratitude?
It’s not too late to start.
Gratitude changes us and leads us to the cross.