HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!
I wanted to take time to post this today since tomorrow many will be busy with their families and with cooking to prepare for the big meal of the day. I want you all to know how much I appreciate you and the time you take to stop by at Julie's Jewels and to read my posts and to leave your comments. I have been amazed at how God has used this blog to help and encourage so many. I'm sure we are all so thankful for so much this time of year. But why do we have to just take Thanksgiving to express our thanks to the Lord and to others in our lives? We should be thankful each and every day that we live. We ALL have many things to be thankful for. I will not even begin to list those things I'm thankful for. But I would like to encourage each of you to get alone with the Lord and tell Him what you are thankful for. Count your many blessings...name them one by one. If we will all just do that...not only does our Heavenly Father take pleasure in our praise but we will find that it will take quite some time to thank Him for it all. It is because of Him that we have anything at all to be thankful for.
God has been so good to me and my family through this year of one tragedy and trial after another. He has given much grace through it all. There have been moments when I have found myself losing sight of His grace and mercy....but thanks to the Holy Spirit of God Who lives inside of me for keeping me on track. He is faithful that way!!
Also....take time on Thanksgiving Day to not only thank the Lord for all you are thankful for...but thank your family as well. I like to take opportunity to tell my family how much I love them and appreciate them and thank them for being my family and for how they have been a blessing to me. I've always wanted to take a praise and thanks time at the dinner table to give testimony. Do any of you take a time of thanksgiving and praise with your family for each one to give a testimony if they would like to? It is a great time to express our love and thanks for the Lord and for our family.
Have a great day together with your family and don't forget to thank the Lord for them!! I love you all!!
With all my love....