Monday, November 24, 2008

With Thanksgiving

"Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name."  I Chronicles 29:13


100_3725  I like to remember Thanksgiving year round.  It is a holiday overflowing with historical importance and traditions, which I love.  But, most importantly, to me it symbolizes a time to count my blessings.  And that is something I strive to do year round, not just on one day. The Lord has blessed me so richly and fully and I have so many reasons to be thankful.

  • Four beautiful children
  • A husband I adore and who adores me
  • Freedom to worship my Lord freely
  • A warm home I can call my own
  • Food to feed my children
  • A Savior in Christ Jesus
  • Friends who I can talk to about anything

I could go on and on, but my point is that these blessings are year round.  I desire to remember all of these and more, even through the rough patches in my life.  God has given me so much to be grateful for!   When I am feeling down in the dumps or focusing on my pitiful old self, I just try to pull up that list of blessings.  I can't wallow in self pity too long when I'm mentally busy counting all the reasons I should be thankful!

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done."  Psalm 105:1

According to this verse not only to I need to be giving thanks, but I need to shout it out.  I need to share with others the blessings of our Lord.  Oh, I am convicted by this.  My world here in the country is small and protected.  I don't get out much except for church, homeschool functions, and going to get groceries.  I feel restricted in this area.  How do I share when the awesomeness of my Savior when my life is so sheltered and circumstances prevent me?   I'm ready to share God's blessings with others, but feel limited at this time in my life.  How do you shout out God's goodness?  Leave me a comment.  I would love to hear your ideas.

*I will be taking the rest of this week off to focus on giving thanks with our families. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving and I will catch up with all of you next week.


  1. you know what, jenn? you shout God's goodness right here on your blog. you are a blessing to me each and every time you leave me a comment and you inspire me to dig deeper. God is using you - even in your "protected" world.

    hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family,


  2. Sheryl is right Jenn, you have shown me a lot of helpful things on your blog.
    I try to use my blog too and also be an example to people, I am not very good at witnessing.

  3. Your blog is the biggest Shout-Out available!! Use it just as you have been, and you will continue to bless many others.....including me:)

    I am thankful for YOU Jenn. Hope your Thanksgiving celebration is the best ever!

  4. Like a "lighthouse" each are called according to HIS purpose and HIS timing.

    Thanks for the "shout out"..

  5. Jenn,
    You are not alone...We all are just so blessed to read your blog... I am trying to remember He is in control... A quote I heard this week is... I divorce public opinion... So when are walking for God and doing His will that's all that matters...

  6. I always love coming here, have a way of uplifting and encouraging me.

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend...I'm taking the rest of the week off too, so I'll "see" you soon!


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