I saw this on a blogthat references another blog who is doing a series on what they are thankful for throughout the month of November.
I’m stealingborrowing the idea and from now until Thanksgiving I will daily Give Thanks for how God has demonstrated His goodness in my life. These wil not be in any order, just what I feel thankful for on whatever day.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)
Today, I am thankful to be an American.
I have the freedom to worship in public, and in private without having to hide my faith, or fear death because of it.
I have clean water, a roof over my head, food in my stomach. And Internet, and TV, with cable, and a cell phone, and radio. And, And, And,
I have a military who is, and has been, protecting our rights, and lives for generations.
I have a right to vote. (Even though I couldn’t find my voters card, had to change my address when I got to the voters precinct, and didn’t research much on the ballot other than the presidential candiates and the constitutional amendment to keep marriage defined as one man and one woman.)
Race and gender no longer determine elegibility to vote.
I don’t go to bed afraid of bombings or gun fighting out side my home.
It is only by God’s grace and sovernighty that I was born in this country. I don’t take this lightly.
“Everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.” – Jesus (Luke 12:48)
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “ – Jesus (Matthew 6:19-20)
Thankful to be in America, not only because we are blessed, but because out of these resources we can be vessels of hope for others.
May I always be thankful, but never have a heart that hoards.