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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thankful Heart

As Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, perhaps you have been busy like me. Writing lists of things that need to be accomplished, food that needs to be bought, cleaning that needs to take place before everybody arrives, and the list goes on and on. But as I finally take a break from my hectic schedule to sit down for a few minutes at the computer I realize the importance of slowing down.

I need to take time to quiet my heart before God and think about why we celebrate this season. It is a time to remember our godly American heritage. It also is a time to thank God for the many blessings that He bestows upon us each and every day. We need to let our thanksgiving overflow out of our hearts and share it with others. "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done." 1 Chronicles 16:8.

Don't let the holiday go by without sharing with someone at least one thing that you are thankful for. How about starting a new habit of thanking God for something each day, as well as someone else in your life. You will start cultivating a thankful heart.

3 comments:

Sisterlisa said...

I'm thankful to still be married and serve God. I'm also thankful that I have the freedom to worship God and live out my convictions without the gov't stopping me. I'm thankful that I can homeschool my children and be their main influence. And I'll tell you that among the top 10 things I'm thankful for, my blogging friends rank quite high. Thank you to all my friends in the bologosphere who write about the Lord and 'feed' us all with spiritual meat.

MJ said...

Thankyou for that devotion Jodie.
I really need to work on ,not to stress about everything, but to take the time to spend time with God and telling Him how great He really is.

-mj

MJ said...

Thankyou for that devotion Jodie.
I really need to work on ,not to stress about everything, but to take the time to spend time with God and telling Him how great He really is.

-mj