November 30, 2009

The Thankful List

Leah over at South Breeze Farm hosts the Giving Thanks Challenge each year. I think this is the first year I've made it all the way through. Sad, but true. But this year, in this season, I am reminded that being thankful changes my perspective...and that's a very good thing.

Hard to believe it's already over. As I was reading through my list this morning, it didn't seem like I'd taken the time to be grateful for 30 things. But I did. And you can read them in the sidebar...the spiritual and not-so-spiritual alike. There's so much more to be thankful for, too!

I finished reading Philippians this morning. I didn't realize how many wonderful nuggets of wisdom & truth are jammed into Chapter 4 alone. I think I could read it and sill learn something. This particular passage has become my prayer.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:4-7, ESV)

Thanksgiving may be over, but giving thanks should never end.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Thanks for posting them in full on your sidebar. It was fun to read through. Yes, being thankful changes one's perspective. I fail at being thankful so often. Posts like these reminds me of my failing in a GOOD and constructive way and I "thank" you for it. =)