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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Enter His gates with thanksgiving ...


Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 100 (NIV)

Thoughts from JW: I think it is so appropriate that Thanksgiving Day falls prior to Christmas, when I celebrate the birth of Christ. What does this do for me? Thanksgiving readies my soul. Thanksgiving reminds me that I am blessed and that I need to bless others. It reminds me that wherever we are with relationships, or in our spiritual journey, or in the world, or in our stage of life --we need to be thankful. This is not a new concept, but often difficult to carry out...that is... to be thankful wherever we are and with whatever is on our table.

Thankfulness is our gift to ourselves. Being thankful is a gift to those we love. And thankfulness is our gift to God who provides our every need (Phil. 4:19).

I always look forward to spending time with my family on Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. of A. I am praying for you that your Thanksgiving celebration be warm and filling. And if you don't celebrate our Thanksgiving Day, may you today pause and be thankful.


3 comments:

  1. Yes JW...as i was reading your post and thinking we have no Thanksgiving Day...it came to me that we just need to stop and take stock of things and to give thanks for what we have....just as you said in your final lines. God Bless x

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  2. Great post, each day should be Thanksgiving.

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  3. I love your choice of scripture to ready us for the season. We truly are blessed.

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