"I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and [rejoice] in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High."
Psalms 9:1-2 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. This year was bound to be a bit different due to the pandemic, but I hope you all had a restful time with family either way. There is a church sign that I pass on my commute to and from work. The sign last week read, "Thanksgiving is not a day, it is a lifestyle." You know, I had to agree with that. It is so easy to fall into the habit of not being thankful. That habit can start as easily as not being able to see family for Thanksgiving. From what I have studied on, being thankful and being content go hand-in-hand. I would love to see my parents as I have not seen them since last Christmas, but I remain thankful that they are a phone call or text away and that they are well and God is continuing to move in their lives. During this past week, many families did their best to celebrate the holiday, but there were empty chairs due to people passing this year. I know that several people in my life are now worshiping at the feet of Jesus. I remain thankful for their lives that glorified God and the mark they left on my life. Let us be thankful with a spirit of contentedness.
Prayer for today: Today, I pray that we give thanks with all that we are and all He has made us to be. That we would learn to be content in all things and give thanks in all situations. Lastly, I pray that we would ask God for His wisdom and a bigger perspective when situations aren’t the best. That He would show us what we can learn from those trying times.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
God’s grace on you…