Thursday, November 26, 2009

For These I Give Thanks...

I'm truly one extremely blessed individual. Sometimes I wonder why. Why should the Lord Jesus give me so much???!!! I don't know the whole answer, but He is truly an amazing, kind, generous, merciful, wonderful God, Who deserves our thanks every moment of every day! How easy it is in my sinful nature to forget, to focus on what I don't have, to credit myself as the source of some blessing, etc., etc., etc. Dear Father in heaven, please remind me always that YOU are the source of EVERY good gift and may my heart overflow with thanksgiving always!

Thank You for:

A loving husband who makes his relationship with the Lord such a priority as well as that of his wife and daughter!!! And who is currently making the glaze for our pumpkin cheesecake!!!

Thanksgiving Morning: At the park with Daddy! Thanksgiving meal is potluck style and all we're bringing is cheesecakes, so we didn't have much we had to do this morning!

A precious little 18 month old daughter who You use to bless our lives with smiles, joy and challenges for us to grow by!

A dear little +/- 19 week old son or daughter who Momma is sooooo looking forward to feeling move and kick!

Kind and special friends who we are looking forward to celebrating with in just a couple hours!

Loving, precious family who are such a joy to be with and who we miss and would love to be spending this day with!

A warm cozy home.

Fun plans to look forward to for the holiday weekend! Not tellin'!

Such an abundance of delicious food to enjoy at the feast today! What INCREDIBLE variety He has blessed us with. If He had chosen, we could all be eating just manna, like the children of Israel did in the wilderness. But no, He chose to bless us in this way that is soooo above and beyond what is necessary for our survival.

An incredibly gorgeous and varied creation.

Thanksgiving Morning: Flowers in the park.

A wonderful new camera to capture beauty and precious memories.

A job for my dear husband... when so many are without!

The longer I'm a mommy, the more grateful I think I am for being given the opportunity to be a full time wife, homemaker and mommy to my little girl. It would be so hard to leave her every day for hours on end and miss so much of the learning, growing and precious "firsts" in Clara's life.

Thanksgiving Morning: On the seesaw (had a great time on there with Daddy!). Why the blanket... the park was very wet!

The death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, offering us forgiveness, cleansing, freedom from the bondage of sin and eternal life in heaven! Thank You, Lord Jesus!

"O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms."

Psalm 95:1-2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This post of yours sure makes my day! Thanks for DOING IT! It's one thing to know in our head that God says to give thanks. It's one thing to be able to quote the verse even, "In everything, give thanks, for this is the will of God..." It's one thing to have a Thanksgiving Feast! It's a totally different thing, to believe Him in my heart, enough to DO IT! Thanks, also for being courageous enough to post your thanks to God, for all the world to see! Thanks for not being ashamed to acknowledge Him and thank Him! As you mentioned, He surely has blessed us in SO very many ways, and He surely does deserve our unashamed thanks and praise! As I said, you made my day! Thanks for your good example to me! "Praise God from Whom ALL good gifts come." He sure gave us a very precious gift when He gave you to us! (Ps. 127) Mom F.