Thursday, December 16, 2010

THANKFUL everything - give thanks!

I know that we have already passed the Thanksgiving season and we are sitting right on top of celebrating Christmas, but for some reason my heart is reflecting on giving thanks during this festive season.

Sometimes, we forget as we get busy in the hustle and bustle of the holiday. The shopping. The parties. The concerts at school. The baking. The Christmas Cards. The decorating. Some more shopping and then there is all of that wrapping to do...we forget to sit back and give God thanks for all that He has blessed us with.

This year has been tight for us financially and we are not able to give like we have given in past years to friends and family. I know alot of people who are in the same boat as us, and in fact, presents under their tree are going to be very, very slim. But that's ok. God said to give thanks in EVERYTHING and even when we can't give monetarily, we can always give from our heart - and that is definitely something I am thankful for!

1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

This Christmas season, whether you have extra money or not, remember to give from your heart! This week, Iris is hosting THANKFUL THURSDAY, click HERE to link up your post!


Redeemed1 said...


becky aka theRAV said...

Laurie, it will be slim pickens at our house as well since my husband finally got a full time job a few months ago. We will make sure our son has a good Christmas though. I plan on giving my photographs as gifts this year.

Whidbey Woman said...

Hi Laurie, God bless your heart. You have an attitude we all need to adopt.Times are tough but we have the greatest gift of all-- Jesus.

Tiff said...

Amen, and amen, sista!

I can't help but think that a simple Christmas makes for a better one anyway - it allows so much more time to just breathe and appreciate the advent of Jesus...Incredible to think that God is WITH US still!

Even to the end of the age. That alone is worth thanking God for!