Psalm 9:1-2 (NIV)
1 I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
Giving thanks is so important. God gave us a gift on Christmas and that's his only son. Jesus came to earth to live as an example and show others the miracle working power of God. Then he left earth so we could have eternal life. I do realize that not everyone believes in Jesus, but I do. I write about things within the bible and within my life. I find that we can learn from each other and encouragement is needed in all of our lives. Things suddenly happen and we are left to deal with new normals.
As I think forward, the tree will come down and the presents are gone to people I love. Some liked them and some not so. Yesterday, my son told me it's only 364 more days till Christmas! I thought about it and it brought joy to my heart. I do love Christmas time even if it's hard at times. People get tired of me talking about certain things and it's just me. The facts are real, my brother died on that day, my mother fell to break her hip and end up in a wheel chair and a care home. She hated the care home and told me that she promises to use her walker if she could walk again. Tears of memories and joys of memories go together on a certain day. Her one wish was to never have Christmas in the care home again and she died in less than a year. Her wish came true and I found out after she died, she spoke of faith to people there. The workers were encouraged by her faith. I never knew that because she was mostly grouchy to me.
THINGS WE DON'T KNOW ~
We don't know what today will bring, but our attitudes are important
It's a new day and let us rejoice in that. Giving thanks unto for new beginnings and a heart to love him. It's time to focus on praise and give thanks for all you do have in life. A God who loves you and cares more than words can say. I think the little kid inside of me still expects too much. I often tell myself to look at what I do have in life. It's all the behind the scenes of life that others don't see, but Go does. God is able to handle everything. Purpose this a good day!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.