I have never been one to begin celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving, and never ever before Halloween. I was always a one holiday at a time girl. However…this year, I am reconsidering. If Christmas is the most important holiday…arguably over Easter, because while Christ was resurrected on Easter Sunday, He wouldn’t have walked the earth if He wasn’t born. But God could do anything you say…yes, of course He could, which is why I put arguably. I digress. 😉 Without Christ we would have nothing, be nothing, know nothing, have no hope, have no future. While the world is falling apart…near and far, I may have changed my opinion about starting the holidays too soon. Perhaps celebrating Christmas as early as you want, or even ALL YEAR, may be just what we need to do. We have a Savior. He should be rejoiced. And we should wait expectantly for Him to come back again. So…let the Christmas music play and have hope in Christ!
For me, people are the most important part of my life. I love people, do not want to see anyone suffer. My family and friends are the biggest blessings Christ has given me, after Himself of course. Whether or not they cause me to be frustrated at times (justifiably or not) I love them.
So, for me, yesterday was pretty perfect. Nothing big, nothing grand in terms of the world. But, I was gathered in my grandma’s home with my husband and kiddos, my parents and grandparents, my aunt and uncle and my father in law…all whom I love dearly. Each one, every one, has been an ENORMOUS blessing in my life. I am indebted to all of them and I am thankful to God for each moment I get to spend with them.
Yeah, I know this may sound like a cheesy, mushy post, but it is right on. God has given me an amazing family whom I treasure. He has blessed us beyond imagination with each other and a safe place to lay our heads at night.
I hope everyone else was able to enjoy Thanksgiving yesterday and remember the true things to be thankful for.
Most of all, we need to remember to give thanks to God each day. For without Him we are nothing, have nothing, can do nothing.
Psalm 127:3-5 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
Still no change, but considering Thanksgiving was this week, I take no gain as a victory. Starting tomorrow, I am stepping up the strictness on food 6 days a week, because I know with the holidays there will be at least 1 day a week where there will be too much temptation to be strict 7 days. 😉 Will keep you posted on how I do and will be back next week! 🙂
I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify Him with thanksgiving.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!
But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the LORD.”