It is no secret that I love this season. The sights, the smells, the people. It is the one month where social media is flooded with lists of blessings. I love reading through the lists. You and I have so much to be thankful for, God has truly blessed each and every one of us. I do not know your current situation, the storms you may be facing, but I know the One who is with you through it all. God is reaching out His hand for you. He wants to comfort, help, strengthen and guide you. You see, God graciously pours out love and mercy everyday, not just during the month of November.
I encourage you today to take a few moments and stop and think about what you are thankful for and then begin to write a list. Take it one step farther, I want you to post the list somewhere you will see it everyday – the refrigerator, desk, nightstand, whatever works best for you. It is to be a reminder to you of all the blessings you have and to thank God for them and focus on them even when the hard times come.
In the comment section today, I would love to hear where you are posting your list and what you are most thankful for this afternoon. I will go first, my list will be posted in my office and I am most thankful to have another day to shine God’s light into the world and be with my precious family. After a cancer diagnosis two years ago tomorrow, this is not something I take for granted. Not one of us is guaranteed tomorrow – live for God today.
Drum roll, please. The winner of the Lauraine Snelling book, To Everything a Season is Mary T. Please email me your address and I will get the book in the mail to you. Thanks to all those who left comments on the blog and Facebook pages. I have another great prize to give away next week, so be sure to get entered for a chance to win.