Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Simple Thanks

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name.
Psalms 100: 4

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and everyone is preparing for the festive day. Tomorrow, many people will be sitting down to a lovely, warm meal with their families, and enjoy another beautiful holiday. I wonder how many of them will take a moment and think about how truly blessed they are.

Tomorrow, many people will be cold, lonely, and hungry. I wonder how many of them will take a moment and ponder what it must be like to be so incredibly blessed. Yet, each one of them has something to be thankful for.
But I am poor and needy;
yet the Lord thinketh upon me:
thou art my help and my deliverer;
make no tarrying, O God.
Psalm 40:17

Each blessing is one to be thankful for, no matter how small or insignificant it seems. Often, it's hard for me to count my little blessings, but I try to. They make me realize how wonderful the especially beautiful ones are.

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good;
for his mercy endureth for ever.
1 Chronicles 16:34

Just a few of my many blessings, but ones that I am especially thankful for:

My wonderful family; each person is so unique and beautiful, I have the most wonderful family ever. None of us are perfect, but I love my family members all the more for it. My life is such a great adventure, and I am blessed to share that adventure with them.

My friends; in the last few years, I have met some of the most amazing and lovely young ladies (and their families!), in person, and through blogs. I am so blessed to know each one of them. They enrich my life in a special, beautiful, incredible way.

Our home & farm; I love it so much, and am so blessed to live in/on such a lovely one. With 22+ acres, many animals, space, and freedom that only country folks enjoy, I am so thankful to live here. If the Lord chooses to move us elsewhere, I will be happy to live wherever He wants us to, and look back on this home with fond memories.

The Gift of Salvation and Eternal Life; I stand in awe every time I think about the incredible future before me, with my family and Saviour, and that's only the beginning. I can look forward to seeing my Grandparents, my baby brother Thomas, and so many others when my life on this earth is completed. I especially look forward to seeing the Lord Jesus, and to live in joy forever.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful. Colossians 3:15

Some of the littler blessings that I am thankful for:
My warm bed, my sewing machine, a camera that works, vacations, Callaway Gardens, my violin, hot tea, my blog, crocheting, books, conferences, fellowship with friends, watercolor paints, kittens, fuzzy socks, wild blackberry perfume, my hope-chest, flowers, candles, a clean house, tree swings, our animals, laughter, babies, beautiful music, precious memories, gifts, undying love, pictures, a beautiful, free country, kindred spirits, creativity, pretty fabric, aprons, my Celtic heritage, prayers from friends, encouraging Bible verses, and so. much. more. I have been so incredibly blessed!
Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the people.
1 Chronicles 16:8

May each one of you have a wonderful, lovely, joyous Thanksgiving day. I hope you take a moment and look at all of the things you have been blessed with, and truly thank the Lord for what He has done for you. The last few years, I have really come to see what a beautiful life I have been given. And Lord willing, it's just the beginning. What an incredible gift.
The Lord bless and keep you, my friend.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits;
who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving
kindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things.
Psalm 103: 2-5

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  1. I just posted similarly. You have a beautiful post , thank you for sharing.

  2. Hey Livvy!

    You are so right :) thanks for sharing. I too did a post about thanksgiving.. lol. Be sure to stop by!


  3. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving as well.
    Yes, we have SO much to b thankful for!

  4. Great post, Livvy!
    I hope you and your family have a very happy Thanksgiving!! :)

    ~ Love,

  5. Beautiful post!