Sorry to my followers, as I haven't been online on this blog since June... phew! 4 months... WOW! I must get back to this... I apologize!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME... yesterday was my birthday, and it was full of celebration, family & fun... I enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend, because my birthday is usually a part of the festivities!! Here in CANADA it was the Thanksgiving weekend, and we have soooo much to be thankful for!
THANKFULNESS is a part of your heart, but you need to set you mind on being thankful, especially in all circumstances. Thankfulness is a way of life, we should be thankful each and every day not just on Thanksgiving, or special days through the year. I have read a 'special' quote on Thanksgiving/Thankfulness that says something like, "What if God only gave you today, what you thanked Him for yesterday?" WOW! Such an eye-opener, that we do need to thank God on all occasions for all kinds of things (good and bad). Thanking Him for the train that stopped us on the road, that may have irritated us, but could have saved us from getting into an accident. Thanking Him for the little things in life that we take for granted, (they may not infact be so 'little') like the right amount of oxygen, having the air to breathe, waking up each morning on this side of Heaven, our family, our homes, our food, our clothing, our technology(computers/cellphones/IPads, etc), our jobs, our country, our churches, and on and on. Do we truly thank Him each day for these things, or do we just take advantage of Him like a 'vending machine'? He is our 'Father' who desires to give good gifts to His children... but are YOU one of those children? We were all created by our 'Father', but we are not called His children until we accept His Son Jesus, and have a relationship with Him.
Being a Christian is not 'RELIGIOUS'... it's based on a relationship rather than a religious point of view. God is God, and always has been, and always will be. When we take the step to have that relationship with Him, that we were created for -- GREAT things can and will happen!! I'm excited to see where God is leading us the rest of this year, and into the next. We should not fear what the world is doing, or thinking, we should only fear and hold God in high reverance!
Have a blessed day, and be THANKFUL!