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
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!