Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thankfulness


Today's Scripture
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6-7 NIV).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Are you overflowing with thankfulness? Is your thankfulness spilling out on to the people around you? Don’t just think your thanks, show it! Don’t let the kindness of others go unnoticed. Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted the people who are closest to us, but those are the people we should thank the most. Your family, your friends, the ones who love and support you are the ones who should feel your thankfulness the most. And notice this verse says to live in Christ and be built up in Him. When you build yourself up by studying the Word and praying in the Spirit, then the second part of the verse will just come naturally—you will be strengthened in your faith, and your heart will be filled with thankfulness. Take a step of faith today and begin to show your thankfulness to those around you. Let it overflow on to the people around you. Sow seeds of gratitude and blessing. As you do, you will reap an abundant harvest in return and live the life God has planned for you today!

A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for strengthening me with Your faith and love today. Help me to be a blessing to those around me and give me creative ways to let my life overflow with thankfulness. I bless You today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
This is another of Joel Osteen's Daily Devotionals

I'll be very busy this coming week (won't we all?) My youngest daughter, Ashleigh, and her little family will be with us for Thanksgiving. Her little two-year-old boy, Caden, will be entertaining us, I can hardly wait! I'm already busy wrapping their Christmas gifts for them to take back home with them. I've also started baking and preparing foods to put in the freezer.

May you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Katherine


9 comments:

jcdisciple said...

When you build yourself up by studying the Word and praying in the Spirit, then the second part of the verse will just come naturally—you will be strengthened in your faith, and your heart will be filled with thankfulness.


This is so true. If more people were in the Word and adequately looking at themselves in light of His Sacrifice and Love, then thankfulness would just spill out!!

God bless you, today, sister!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I am so thankful the Lord is in my life 100% I would not want it any other way.The more I read the more I pray is when he is even in my life more.
Thank-you for a wonderful post.
God Bless,
Ginger

Smilingsal said...

Thank you for the timely thoughts on Thanksgiving. Have a blast with your daughter's family. Please come visit me.
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2008/11/gratitude.html

Clif said...

Thank you for this great Scripture and the gentle reminder. How easy it is to just take family for granted. I pray that we will never do that. In the next few days some of us will be with those that we are usually separated from by many miles. Let's make the most of our time together while we have it. And as you said, let's let it overflow to others. Great post.

char72 said...

Sounds like you are going to have a great Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing this thankful post. We always need to be mindful of our loved ones and let them know that we are thankful for them.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Charlotte

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Hello Katherine,

I am always moved when I see your header and then I read your posts....they are always so beautiful and touching. Joel Osteen is a wonderful teacher. Thank you for the beautiful prayer. May God bless you and your family as you are all together this Thanksgiving.

Blessings,
Kathi :)

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am new! What a great blog you have here :)

joy! said...

Thank you for the reminder to sow seeds of gratitude and blessing.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your daughter and her family!

Alice said...

I do hope my gratitude and thankfulness spill over to others. I believe this is the way God expects us to live.