Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankfulness

holy experience


In this week of Thanksgiving, it's easy to be thankful for the good things God gives us. The sunshine, the warm weather, my children when they are good, food, clothes. What about the things that we grumble and complain about. I Thessalonians 5:18 says "in everything give thanks" and Ephesians 5:20 says "giving thanks always for all things to God the Father". For everything and always! Wow, that's a lot. So when I grumble and complain I am telling God I'm not thankful for these things.

This week I am trying to be thankful for the good and the not so good. Which is not always so easy.

233~ cluttered kitchen counters

234~ toys all over the floor

235~ a dirty stove

236~ stains on my carpet

237~ a table covered with crumbs that everytime I clean it just seems to get covered with crumbs again

238~ dishes to wash

239~ bills to pay

240~ beds to make

241~ piles of dirty laundry and piles of clean laundry to fold

242~ fingerprints on the windows

243~ an unclean heart in need of a washing by my Savior

and some of the good:

244~ little artists


245~ tire swings

246~ beautiful fall days

247~ geese flying high in the sky

248~ crescent rolls wrapped around lil hot dogs

249~ nerf footballs

250~ work for my husband

251~ a healthy new nephew


May you all enjoy a blessed week of Thanksgiving for the good and the not so good!

1 comment:

deb said...

This is life... the messy too !
Congratulations on the birth of your nephew.