Thursday, November 1, 2012

30 days of thankful

Begin the new month on the right foot, beloved:
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise."  ~Psalm 100:4

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)


Sharon said...

Love you, Dardi! :) My list has not been added to yet this week. I need to sit down this afternoon and be still for a bit.

Dardi said...

Sharon, I do believe your posts on new mercies probably planted the seed that took root this morning! Thank you...Love you back! :)

Alicia said...

I am thankful today for friends who inspire, understand, listen, help, and encourage.