Take a deep breath. Feel the air fill your lungs. That feeling means God still has plans for you. They are not plans to hurt but to give you hope, a future and to prosper you. Now exhale. Quitting is not an option. There is too much work for you to do and the air in your lungs is evidence of that. In honor of all of those who no longer have breath, be the blessing that they can’t be. The world needs you.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 NIV
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.” 1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV
This may have been a rough year for some, it definitely has been for me. There have been disappointments and heartaches but this week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. It is a holiday that is specifically dedicated to remembering and acknowledging our blessings.
Although, many things may have gone wrong this year, we have still been under the blessing of God. The fact that we are still alive is a blessing. Most of us will gather around a table full of food with family, which is also a blessing. There is a least one thing that we can all think of that we are thankful for. Now is the time to thank God for them.
I know that lately, our society has gone from Halloween to Christmas but let us not forget about Thanksgiving Day. It is when we keep a thankful heart that we leave ourselves open to receiving more blessings. God is good even when things are bad. Let’s give Him praise and honor, not only on Thanksgiving Day but everyday.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day, everyone!
“I will give thanks to you Lord, with all my heart, I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 9:1 NIV