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Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?

I am thankful for each breath I take, each move I make. I am thankful that Jesus loves me despite my flaws, despite when I am furious with him. I am thankful for friends when I am lonely. I am thankful for my mom and dad and sister and brother. I am thankful that Jesus lived and died for me.

I am thankful that every time I cry, soon afterward, I always find a reason to smile. I am thankful for my magnificent strength in Christ- like Paul! lol Thankful for my flaws, in that I can grow from them. I am thankful for living in America, where I could be some starving kid elsewhere.

Thankful that I have grace in hard times, thankful for having Christ’s humility in me, in a world surrounded by arrogance. Thankful for peace and freedom and love and joy. I am thankful for growing closer to God. Thankful that he is closer and closer to me all the time, how he refuses to let me go, even when I push him away.

I am thankful for life. Thankful for the roof over my head, the food in my belly. Thankful for my talents, thankful to know I am getting into heaven when I die. I am thankful for finding a wonderful church and wonderful job.

Yeah, I am in emotional pain all the time, but I am growing from it. Life isn’t perfect, but goodness, the circumstances could be so much worse. What are you thankful for? We often take things for granted: living where we live, having what we have, knowing who we know. But we should all be thankful for something.

The bible says:

“Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:18-20

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34

“The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: ‘He is good; his love endures forever.’ Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud,” 2 Chronicles 5:13

Comment on what you are thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

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