Giving Thanks in 2021
Updated: Dec 31, 2021
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.
~ Psalm 100:4-5
Can you find the blessings of God in your life this year? It's time to reflect; to thank our Heavenly Father for His mercies, protection and provision. He loves us even when we are not even paying attention:
PRAISE! PRAISE! Your Holy Name fills the heavens and swirls around my head with power and love. Settle into my spirit, Lord, and be at home. Your Presence brings comfort and peace; strength and victory over fear. Your blessings are abundant and exceed my desires. Thank You, Lord, for Your grace; for Your forgiveness when I fall; for extending Your hand of protection over my family in the midst of trial and pandemic this year. No matter the losses or how undeserved, You do not falter or abandon Your children. You have seen us through grief, illness, depression, and perplexity of spirit. I am grateful for new discoveries of my relationship with Jesus. His light shines so brightly over my life, that I feel the depth of Your grace. Spiritual darkness cannot enter my world as long as You are in charge. HALLELUJAH!!
Lord, this year WE HAVE NOT been cold, hungry, homeless, or alone. We have no lack of any good thing we desire, and have access to Your Word, religious freedom, and live under a Constitution that affords us freedoms like no other nation on earth. Thank You, Father for your kindness.
Lately I have been thinking about our family and how much has happened in our lives since the passing of my Father over 40 years ago. He was a very strong believer in Christ and at first when he passed I wondered why God took him so young. Later I realized that God called him home to heaven simply because my dad's work here was done and it was time. God desired for Dad to be with Him. Now I know that Dad's reward for faithfulness includes that God takes care of our family very well in Dad's absence. His faithfulness continues through all generations!
PRAISE! PRAISE! Your Holy Name!
My best story this year is that I rededicated my life to the Lord and was re-baptized!
Tell me what you are thankful for this year ... So many people have beautiful stories to tell of God's goodness and I will enjoy hearing yours. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. ~ Psalm 95:1-2
PRAISE! PRAISE! Your Holy Name be glorified over all the earth!
THANK YOU, JESUS! for helping us be The Fragrance of Christ!