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Friday, December 19, 2008

A Psalm of Thanksgiving

I'm sure the average person feels pretty great this time of year - barring a nasty cold, financial stresses, bad weather, unpleasant people in the malls or whatever obstacle they may think is in the way of their happiness. But those of us who Believe are a chosen people and commanded to give thanks in all things. Some seasons it is easier to be thankful . This December morning my gladness overflows,I realize how blessed I am. My home is safe and cozy with lights glittering on the porch,someone I love is inside the house. Sun is rising and begins to burn off a mist making the world smell fresh and new. When I walk out to the goat pens - the goats look up as if in welcome. It is good - and I'm giving thanks today - it is the right season every season to give thanks.

Psalm 100
A psalm of thanksgiving.

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness.

Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God!

He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.


Lanny said...


sharilyn said...

and we say, yes, and amen! thank you for the wonderful reminder!

Brandi said...

Linda Sue - this is lovely and so true. Thank you for the gentle reminder.

As I sat in my old house the other night, I though how blessed I was to have a house around me, even though in need of many repairs and feeling the air leaking through the windows. It is so much a castle compared to what some have. And every night, it is filled to the roof with love from my family, which to are auch a blessing.

We know it is because of Him that we are so rich!


Kim@Forever Wherever said...

That was very nicely written!

Sand Flat Farm said...

Wow girl, you were up early this morning. Thanks for your kind comments about Adam's song! I didn't know if anybody would listen or not - thanks a bunch!

Hey this is a wonderful post about being thankful. This holiday season gets so hectic running hither and yon and it's good to be reminded that we need to be thankful every single moment of every single day. We have SO MUCH to be thankful for - especially the Love of our Lord and his mercy and grace.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful CHRISTmas season!

Dani said...

so true, so true! wishing you and your family, the best Christmas ever and a great 2009....God bless you richly....