It is the night before Thanksgiving and many of us are dashing around gathering last-minute items or decor for our perfect meal; some of us are doing a deep clean as we prepare for a home filled with guest. While others may be wondering where they will find themselves tomorrow and if it will be different from any other day. In the midst of all the rushing around, I pray that we keep in sight the purpose of tomorrow, to slow down and give thanks.
I pray, even in our hurried states, that we will be kind and patient with one another.
Tonight we conclude our 7 Days of Thanks. Through this series we pray you were encouraged to see all the blessings you have in your life, outside of material possessions. We pray you were challenged to dig deeper into the character of God and see how you can be the hands and feet of Jesus to those around you through some simple actions.
We hope you were encouraged to share some love with any and everyone that crosses your path – loved ones, family, friends, neighbors, teachers, co-workers, bosses, customers, and even strangers.
Many Blessing this Holiday Season.
7 Days of Thanks:
Day 7 – My Imperfect Today
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
I am a stay at home mom and many of my days are repetitive and filled with mundane tasks that leave me exhausted. Chores and taking care of the home is not the most exciting way to spend our time but it is such a blessing.
Today I am thankful for my “todays” and all of the messiness. I am truly thankful for all that the Lord has placed in my life. I am thankful for all of the quiet and perfect moments, such as 2 napping toddlers and I am thankful for all of the craziness like chasing my naked son around the house trying to capture him before he pees on something (this happens way too often). I am thankful for all of the precious moments that God has given me with my children and my family.
I am thankful for a home that is filled with laughter more often than crying and tantrums. (But that happens too)
It is too easy to forget that each day is a gift from God. We tend to expect tomorrow to come but for many it doesn’t. If we remember that tomorrow is not promised we may live a little better today.
We may use kinder words more frequently
Let go of anger faster
Call our loved ones more often
Let go of grudges
Take more risks
Fill our hearts and homes with life-giving words, music and entertainment
Worry less about what others think and make more memories
Today we challenge you to love like tomorrow is not promised.
“Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.”
James 4:13-14 NLT