What are you thankful for? As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve found myself really pondering what I’m thankful for and have been sharing my praise and thanksgiving in my Facebook postings daily.
The first few days are quick and easy, I’m thankful for my husband, my children, my parents, my brothers and their families, and for Jesus. Then I found myself really thinking about the many blessings that I have and tend to take for granted, like my washing machine and dryer.
When I was in Ghana the first time a young girl in the orphanage invited me to help her do laundry. After an hour of squatting with no stool, washing clothes in cold water with a bar of soap as hard as a brick, my perspective changed on doing laundry at home. The few times I start to complain about the piles of laundry, I remember Josephine and thank God for my washer and dryer.
Psalm 100:4 says “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. We are called to be a people of thanks. When we begin to walk in a posture of thankfulness, we recognize how truly blessed we are and our problems and circumstances seem to get smaller as our pile of blessings grows larger.
What are you thankful for? Please post a comment and let us know so we can join in the praise party. I am thankful for faithful readers who take the time to pick up the phone, stop me at a ballgame or post a comment to tell me what this blog means to them. When I receive those messages of encouragement, then I turn and give thanks and praise to my Father, because He is the one who called me to write and the one who gives me the messages I share. To Him be the glory! A thankful heart is contagious. Don’t believe me? Try it and see.