As I sit here and think of all that He has blessed me with, my heart overflows with thanksgiving.
I'm thankful for my incredible husband, for my family and my in laws, for my friends, for my amazing church and job....and for my cat (of course!)
I'm thankful for the adventures I've been on, the countries I've been blessed to go to, the people I've encountered who've left an imprint on my heart.
I'm thankful for my home, for food in the fridge, for clothes on my back, for a pillow under my head as I go to sleep.
I'm thankful for my beautiful city, for freshly fallen autumn leaves, for flowers still blooming.
And above it all, yes above everything, I am thankful for my God, my constant companion, for my comforter, for my Lord who has been there through every calm and every storm, who's held my hand through fear and smiled upon me through courage. He provides strength for each day and His goodness never ceases.
How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth. -Ephesians 1 MSG
Hope you have a marvellous thanksgiving.