How does your thanksgiving flow?
Mine? It flows. Then it stops, as though someone has turned off the faucet. Nothing. Nada. In fact, I forget. Generous heaps of thanks come to a calm. Do I dare say that as a Christian? Do I dare admit that sometimes I become so self-centered that I forego giving thanks, even forgetting?
Well, I do.
But the flow isn’t dry. God’s still near. There’s hope the current of thanksgiving will run once again, that generosity will, indeed, overflow.
Maybe you’re like me, in need of a yarn-on-the-finger reminder for thanksgiving? With my own strand of yarn in sight, I’m determined to practice an open pipeline of thanksgiving, to live my life in the palm of God’s hand, moved by a flow of generosity. Would you like to come along with me? You’re welcome on the journey.
This month’s memory scriptures for ScriptureBank2015 hinge on the fulcrum of thanks. I’m plastering them on the inside of my heart, hanging wallpaper for all to see. But most important is the One who sees: God.
I’m also plastering thanks on the kitchen wall. let’s throw it wherever it’ll stick, so all will see and give thanks to our great God.
Hubby and I created the chalk board below several months ago to decorate our “Wall of Praise”. This month it’s a Board of Thanksgiving. By month’s end, it’ll overflow with thanks. And if room runs out? A notebook will do.
A goal for growing in thanks:
Offer 1 bit of thanksgiving daily, or a few more if you’re so inclined. If you’re already proficient at offering thanks, why not up the anty? Our goal isn’t really numbers, it’s God. Becoming intimately acquainted with a generous heart that gives thanks – that is our goal. It’s offering our words in worship to God Almighty.
What are you thankful for today? Click To Tweet
Go ahead. Write it out, put it down. Let God and others know what you’re thankful for. I’d love to hear. Feel free to put your thanks in the comments below or on my Facebook page here.
My prayer for you, me too?
Lord, I desire to grow, to give a forever flow of thanks to You, my God. Amen. Click To Tweet
And if you’re especially in the mood to venture with thanks, delve into these blog posts from fellow blog-writing friends:
Betsy de Cruz ~ 30 Day Challenge: Reconnect to the Wonder of Life
Abby McDonald ~ When Worship is the Last Thing on Your Mind
Kristine Brown ~ Thanks in Advance
Crystal Storms ~ Intentional Thankfulness
Michelle Armbrust ~ A Thankful Heart