Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
As I sat in church last night for our traditional Thanksgiving Eve service and communion I have so much to grateful this year. It’s been a really rough year emotionally but I am so thankful that Jesus never left me once. He has always been faithful and help me get through all my brokenness and I have so much to be thankful for.
Our lives should be overflowing with gratitude because of what God has done. God gave His son who gave the ultimate sacrifice by being willing to die on the cross for my sins so that I can live with Him for all eternity. This just blows my mind away because I am not worthy of this gift nor do I deserve it but I am extremely grateful. Because I asked Him to forgive me of my sins and come live in my heart I will get to see all my loved ones who have gone before me again someday in Heaven. I am truly thankful and grateful for that promise.
We read Colossians 2:6-7 and I love The Message version which says: “My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live Him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.”
Today I want to leave you with four points to remember about gratitude.
- People who overflow with gratitude are positive.
- People who overflow with gratitude are peacemakers.
- People who overflow with gratitude are generous.
- People who overflow with gratitude are affirming.
We are abundantly blessed. When you live with everything loose in your hands it’s easier to let it go when God tells you to give it away. When you see a need meet it. Be the hands and feet of Jesus.
One thing that our Pastor talked about was having an attitude of gratitude. I’m sure there is someone in your life that has invested their time in your life and without them you wouldn’t be who you are today. He encouraged us to take time to write that person a thank you note. It may just make their day. I challenge you today to do just that. Take ten minutes or so to write a note to the person you are most thankful and grateful for. I know I am going to do that. If it’s more then one or two people that’s okay too. My list is fairly long so tonight I’ll be writing several notes.
Even though I will be writing notes later I just want to give a shoutout to a few people that have impacted my life and I couldn’t imagine doing life without them.
I’m thankful for my parents. They love me and help guide me through life. The give me a place to live, clothes to wear, food to eat, and everything that I need to survive. They have never given up one even when I have. Most of all they support me and believe in me. No matter what I know that I can go to them for advice and they will listen to me. They have been there from day one and without them in my life guiding me I wouldn’t be who I am today. I am forever grateful that God allowed and choose them to be my parents.
I’m thankful for my sisters Amber and Summer. Over the last couple years we have grown closer. When I was going through a tough time you never left my side. You are Godly young women who always know how to encourage me and pray for me. I love how you make me laugh, smile, and I can be completely myself with them. I am comfortable to share my heart. I know if I have a problem I can always count on them. When I need to talk I know you are always a phone call or text away and I love that we are always there for each other no matter what. So thankful for the fact that you keep me focused and grounded in the Word. One thing for sure is that we all love God and continue to grow in our faith together. Yes you have surpassed being my best friends. You are family and I couldn’t live my life without you. I can’t wait to see what is ahead of us and how God will use us to bring more people to know Him.
I am extremely grateful and thankful for my bestie Elyse! She is the absolute best. I love that God allowed us to be friends. She is extremely awesome and fun to be around. Though we are separated in miles and don’t get to see each other often I love how we make time for our weekly phone calls. You’re sense of humor is something I adore whether it is a text, snap, or tagging me in an insanely weird meme. You get me and know me better than myself. You share my love of music and I can talk to you about anything and you never judge. Our conversations brighten my day so much. Thank you for the endless conversations of laughter and love. You are pretty awesome and I couldn’t imagine my life without you. I am thankful for you!!!
My prayer for you today is that you have a very blessed Thanksgiving that is overflowing with gratitude.
Grace Mae ❤