.A lot of things have been going on in my mind lately...things that I want to voice but Im cautioned yet again...anyways I'll delve into this another time
In America, November is the month we have our Thanksgiving...the fourth thursday in month. This day is typically reserved for family. I love this season. This is the time where eggnog comes around. Lots of people are not fans but I've loved it since I was a kid in Chi-town. Reminds me of my snowman-building days and hanging with my cousins eating fudge laced vanilla icecream....sweet potato pie/souffle....I can just taste it when it's done just right. This is the month we have our black friday....named that because this day is typically the one that most stores after being in a slump all year round, will turn a decent profit. I believe it is the biggest shopping day of the year with ridiculous sales starting at some ungodly hour. I may join the madness this year. Took the day off work for that already
Everyday this month, in addition to my normal rantings, Im going to say something Im thankful for/about. I encourage everyone to do the same. You can blog about if you wish...maybe include it as a footnote after each of your posts....you can think it...write it down....whatever. I think it would be good a excercise... and if you want to share with me what you're thankful for...the comments section is a free for all :-)
I decided I would wait until the end to Thank God about something in particular that Im working on. Knowing that it will come to fruition by the end of the month. And I thought to myself why wait?
So I am thankful to God for the good things he has already done. Everything in this world is started and finished by God. While Im in Monday, God has already taken care of Friday so I need not worry. God has finished everything. There is no need to be anxious. Someone is waiting for that healing. It is done. Someone is waiting for that miracle. It has come. God exceeds himself each time. Meaning he does more and more than before. He does not repeat himself. So I wake up each morning....looking forward to how God will surprise me. I wake up knowing that I am covered in His Blood. I plead for his mercy...for his favor.
On this day, I am thankful that God is God. He has never failed me not one time. I am thankful that inspite of being me...he is always willing to forgive me...I've had so many "second" chances and Im glad that when I turn my back and decide to run back to Him, His arms are open wide...willing to forgive and forget...willing to comfort and scold when necessary. He is just awesome
I remember once in church, the pastor was saying even while you're sinning praise God. And I thought to myself....even while Im sinning? Praise God?. Hmmm....Im not sure about that. But then I realized what that does. It limits your sinning. For me, it brings to remembrance what I should be doing..or rather not doing
what are you thankful for today?