Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Give Thanks!

Hi Girls!

This past weekend I was honored to celebrate the marriage of one of my closest friends! During the weekend, a friend and I were talking about Thanksgiving plans and as usual the conversation turned to that of dialect and how we southerners pronounce things differently than those from the north. My friend mentioned that he's noticed that southerners give more emphasis to "thanks" while northerners give more emphasis on the "giving". Both lovely.

But as the true Southerners that we are here in Cleveland, TN let us stop and think of all that we are to be thankful for! I know that I am overwhelmed with the faithful provision I have received from the Lord and have experienced my entire life! I am thankful that I get the privilege to led the Girls Ministry here at First Baptist, that you allow me into your lives and walk with me in pursuit of glorifying Christ more each day! I am thankful for the little things too, the details of life that make it all the more unique and fun! But without doubt I am thankful that I trust my Lord and that He is my Lord, I love knowing that the things I do worry about from time to time are not outside of Him. I am His.
"I will praise God's name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving." - Psalm 69:30

"All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God." - 2 Corinthians 4:15

What are you thankful for? Please comment! It would be a blessing! :)

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  1. This is something I struggle with, too. I'm always told to be thankful for what I have, but then I forget what ALL I have and can't even be thankful for that.

    Barlow Girl, my favorite all-girls band, sings a song that goes like this:

    "And I need you to love me,
    and I won't keep my heart from you this time.
    And I'll stop this pretending that I can
    Somehow deserve what I already have"

    We really, really, really don't deserve what we already have, but we still have it, because God has more than generously allowed us to do so.

    -Jenna Stewart