Begin the new month on the right foot, beloved:
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise." ~Psalm 100:4
A friend just posted this on FB (thanks, Katie!), & it convicted me of something that was on my heart this morning. This is a month to focus on thankfulness...really, every day of every month we should focus on God's goodness, but this month carries a significance that is universal among Americans.
So here's the plan:
Each day, I'd like to focus on something I am thankful for. EACH.DAY. That means 30 days of blogging, & 30 days of not being so consumed with those things that can easily derail us from having a heart filled with gratitude. Some days may be simple, some days may be extravagant, but in every day there are things to be thankful for, so I am committing these November days to sharing my blessings. Let's face it...some days, thankfulness is a choice, & we may have to really focus to find it. But just as running has been a good discipline to get back into for my physical health, I believe this discipline will be good for my soul.
Today, I will go with the obvious. I am thankful that Jesus is Lord & that my every day has hope because of Him. I am thankful that He sees in me things I cannot often see in myself, and He chooses to use this life & that He loves me.
I've never said much on here about comments, but I would love to hear from you this month (well, actually, I love to hear from people anytime!). Please feel free to share what you are thankful for, what's on your heart, or just say "hi!". I would be quite thankful to connect! :o)