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Monday, a Time to Give Thanks.


Today is gratitude Monday here at my blog. I like to write these posts on Sundays, I sit with my journal, I recall my week, I pray, I praise my King. I am grateful.

One of the favorite books I have as a prayer companion is A Method of Prayer, by Matthew Henry. He says concerning thanksgiving,

"Our errand at the throne of grace is not only to seek the favour of God, but to give unto Him the glory due unto His name, and that not only by an awful adoration of his infinite perfections, but by a grateful acknowledgment of his goodness to us..." (p.79)

I join the creation in praise and worship the Giver, my God.

712. Being back

713. Being able to homeschool my children. It is an undeserved calling.

714. Being able to read and teach.

715. School supplies, pens and pencils, notebooks and books, geometry sets and erasers, and the excitement of all of us.

716. New books to read and discover.

717. A Church.

718. Hymns.

719. Friends who teach me how to live by faith and not by sight.

720. God's provision.

721.  Using Matthew Henry's words here, I give thanks to my God because "he has made us reasonable creatures, capable of knowing, loving, serving, and enjoying him, and that He hath not made us like beasts that perish"  (ibid p. 82)

722. I thank my Heavenly Father because He has us hidden under His shadow. I thank Him for keeping us safe.

723. My sister's endurance.

724. My parents' health.

725. The  Word of God which is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

726. VHS cassettes, my family all tugged in my bed and hours of laughing and crying watching my children when they were little (13 years ago!)

757. Planning anther session of memories for the next weekend!

758. Having a full fridge.

759. Windows.

760. Running water.

761. Compassion.

762. Flowers and vibrant colors.

I pray that I won't go this day without praising God in all I do. I pray that the Holy Spirit will help me live giving thanks in all things, at all times through Christ Jesus, Savior of my soul.

What are you grateful for today?

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If I am happy it is because of God! God, in His sovereign grace, has called me out of darkness into His Admirable light. He has opened my eyes and has shown me the way to Eternal Life. He has set my feet on a journey, and now I am walking Daily on My Way to Heaven. I did not find Jesus, He found me. I did not seek Him, yet He called me. I did not love Him, yet He loved me. I deserved death and He gave me Life. This is the place where I keep a journal of my life under His sun and by His grace!
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"It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven... to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness?"

Jonathan Edwards

"I am still pondering God's greatness in His creation. I have so many questions that I would like to ask the Lord about the universe, creation, the fall of man... But when I'm in heaven, I wonder if I will even remember them. At that time, being in the presence of God will be enough. I'm thankful that I can look forward to that day."


“Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.”

- Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart

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