“Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God… He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful” – Deuteronomy 8:11-14, 17-18
Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the daily activities of life that I forget to step back and take stock of everything God has given me. That is why I look forward to tomorrow. I look forward to taking a few minutes out of the cooking and visiting and merriment just to sit and reflect on the wonderful things God has done in my life over the past year. I have learned to make a habit of writing those things down, so that I never forget. And once that list is complete, I find myself in a state of shock and awe. The depth and the breadth of God’s love for me becomes tangible in that black and white moment. And I have no other choice but to worship Him with all my heart, mind, soul and strength.
I hope that you all give yourselves the blessing of such an experience.
Happy Thanksgiving Friends!