Friends, tell me. How did we get to November (the thankful month) so quickly? Does anyone else feel like someone somewhere pushed the fast forward button and we’re just rushing through every bit of 2017?
Because I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what’s been happening. That fast forward button is stuck or something.
It might just be me, but I feel it’s about time for us to slow down and do some reflecting.
And November is the perfect time to do just that? Why? Yep, you guessed it. Thanksgiving is coming (is your mouth watering yet? Mine is!). Thanksgiving is always a good time to stop and think of all the blessings, both big and small, that we’ve been so graciously given.
I’m thankful for the small things…
I’m thankful for the Lord leading me and pushing me to blog. And I’m incredibly grateful and thankful for you, friend, for sticking by me as I navigate the waters and learn all there is to learn about blogging. Thank you for not giving up on me.
I’m thankful (and oh, so grateful) that someone was smart enough to invent a mini straightener that fits in my purse. You know, for emergencies.
I’m thankful that the writers of every single book of the Bible wrote what God put on their hearts and in their ears so that we, too, can learn and study the scripture and come to know Jesus Christ on a deep and personal level.
I’m thankful for my church and my church family. I’m very, very thankful to have a pastor that preaches the truth without compromising.
I’m thankful Josie and Pennie found a cat food that doesn’t make Hateful Scooter sick to his little stomach. (Because that’s gross.)
…and the big things
I’m incredibly grateful for my family and the patience, strength, kindness, friendship, and love they show me and others every single day.
I’m grateful that someone was smart enough to create ebooks. And that the local public library offers an “ebook library” to support my bookworm habit.
I’m thankful for sticky notes, notecards, and the post office.
I am thankful for all things
But most of all, I’m thankful for Jesus Christ and His willingness to die for my sins—for your sins— so I wouldn’t have to suffer or pay an unthinkable price. I’m oh, so thankful for His undying love for me—for you— and the gift He offers of eternal salvation. I am thankful for His guidance and compassion. And I am thankful there are people in this world who pick up the Cross daily to spread the message of the Gospel.
Without those people, where would I be? Where would you be?
Friend, I’m betting you’ve got some things to be thankful for, too! Tell me all about what your thankful for in the comments below!
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