Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Giving Thanks

Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:7-8

Hello friends! It has been a while since my last blog entry – but, I thought wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving would be a good way to start writing again! I am excited to be spending tomorrow on the farm with our extended family, sharing food and fellowship, and embracing one of the things I am most thankful for – my wonderful family. I know I have so many blessings to be thankful for, but in Sunday school last week we were charged to think of Thanksgiving in another way. Paul delivers this message in the passage above from 2 Corinthians. Giving and sharing our time, prayers, and money with others is the best way that we can give thanks to God for all of his blessings in our lives. When we fully trust in God that he will provide for us it is easy for us to give freely to others, even in the most difficult of times. Tomorrow as I count the things I am most thankful for this year, I will also remind myself to thank God by sharing my blessings with those around me. Even a simple act of charity can mean so much to the glory of God!

Happy Thanksgiving!