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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

defining thankfulness

My church shared this video at our Thanksgiving Eve service last night.
I wanted to share it with you too.
Thankfulness...it is powerful.


As I have been thinking about what it looks like to live out thankfulness in my own life, I went back through this video and wrote down all the things that define thankfulness.

THANKFULNESS...
BONDS FAMILIES
STRENGTHENS FRIENDSHIPS
UNITES COMMUNITIES

THANKFULNESS IS THE...
DEFENSE AGAINST MATERIALISM
ENEMY OF ENTITLEMENT
CURE FOR SELF PITY

THANKFULNESS...
IS GIVEN BY THE SPIRIT
WAS MODELED BY THE SON
HONORS THE FATHER

THANKFULNESS...
IS BORN OUT OF HUMILITY
SUSTAINS FAITHFULNESS
IS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR JOY
LEADS TO GENEROSITY

THANKFULNESS IS...
A COMMAND FROM GOD
AN ATTITUDE TOWARD LIFE
A CONDITION OF THE HEART

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD
FOR HE IS GOOD
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER.
PSALM 107:1

I pray that thankfulness would always be the condition of my heart.
I have SO much to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

6 Comments:

Blogger Auntie EM said...

No matter what our life experiences are, no matter what challenges we are asked to endure, no matter what heartache or joy we have to pass through, I believe we all have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for strong faithful loving women such as yourself who show us all how to go through hard things and still Love the Lord. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Mary from SLC Utah

November 24, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Cottage Mommy said...

Wow, thank you for sharing this! It really resonates with me and I can't wait to really think about each one of these points. I copied and pasted it and printed out two copies. One for me to hang prominently and one to share today for Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger MrsK said...

It is a powerful message for me, even if I have to edit out God. Thank you for sharing your spirit of thankfulness every day!

November 24, 2011 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these defining statements are so profound and thank you for sharing these with us. I will save this and keep a copy for a long time.
Blessings to you and your family.

November 25, 2011 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger The Drama Mama said...

Seriously?! Your boys are too stinking cute! Isn't it A*MAZ*ING how you imagine something....and the Lord blesses you with something FAR greater than you could even imagine?! He knows!! Prayers to your precious family!

LOVE & HUGS!
xoxoxoxoxoxo

November 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

thanks so much for sharing. what a beautiful list to cultivate and appreciate.

November 27, 2011 at 11:50 PM  

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