The Thankful List

The holidays are approaching and we are now in the full swing hustle and bustle.  Sipping gingerbread lattes, pulling out our boots and sweaters, and making our list often signal the start of the holiday season.  And although we often think a wish list is just for those little ones who still believe in Santa or a simple courtesy to those loved ones who don’t ever know what to buy, I can’t help but wonder how many of us are making a mental wish list as we race around this holiday season?  You know, with things like I wish I….made more money, could lose my excess weight, had a husband who did more housework and cleaning, had a different job,or had a boyfriend.

In the midst of the season, we find ourselves wanting all the little secret things in our heart yet somehow forgetting the ever present abundant blessings we have. So this week leading up to thanksgiving, I ask you to spend some time making a thankful list.  Writing down the little blessings and those super duper miracles that the Lord has given you.  Instead of a wish list this year, I pray you have a thankful list that brings you great joy and everlasting peace about the goodness and greatness of Jesus.  I encourage you to thank God for the things you have, the things he’s done, and the things he’s going to do!  I also encourage you to share your thankful list with your family and friends.  Today, feast on the goodness of God!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.  (Psalm 107:1)