Thursday, November 27, 2014

National Day of Giving Thanks

What a glorious day in this nation! 

"12  To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. 

Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever" Psalm 30:12

A day set aside for giving God thanks for the many blessings He has given us. 

Yes! This nation was founded for religious freedom. Men wanted to worship the LORD as the Bible commanded, they could only do that by coming to a new land thousands of miles from civil/religious rulers. 

Thanksgiving was originally a celebration for the first successful harvest on this new land. 

So, the pilgims were giving God the glory for His bountiful provision.

The LORD led President Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. 

Thank you LORD for setting this day aside as a reminder to your people, that YOU are the one deserving of thanks for the prosperity of the nation and our selves! You have done great and glorious things in our lives!

"24 Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you" 1 Samuel 12:24

The LORD is worthy of all praise and thanksgiving! Here are just a few of the things that I am thankful  for:

A nation that allows the worship of God

All the civil rulers, doing very difficult and critized jobs, to keep our nation, state, county, and city secure

The military, and all of the brave men and women, fighting for our security

The family of those in the military, sacrificing their loved ones for the protection of the country

Policemen and women, patrolling 24/7 for the protection of citizens

Doctors and nurses with knowledge of the human body, and ability to assist in healing, physically and emotionally

Doctors and midwifes with knowledge on how to bring a life into the world

Ability to conceive, and give birth

A new son born this year

A son born two years ago (WOW! It has been two years?)

Precious memories of those births

Memories of time past

A husband and father to lead our small family

A job for my husband that allows me to stay home with our boys

A hard working husband, that makes his bosses happy and glorifies the LORD

Vehicles, for the employ my husband and for getting us around

A church filled with people to love

A church filled with loving people

A man to preach the word of God

Moving closer to family

Seeing my family more often

Spending time with family on both sides

Hearing my son call his grandpas "Pa pa" and grandmas "Ma ma"

Seeing him giving them hugs

Seeing him realize that these people are special

Seeing him make friends of the little ones in church

Hearing him learn how to talk

Seeing my other son learning how to move around

Seeing him learn how to balance

Seeing the love between these brothers

A place to live

Food to sustain

A comfortable place to sleep

Access to learning tools for the boys

Crayons and paper


"Ho-y Ho-y" (Holy Holy Holy)

Ability to read

Reading the Bible with Bob

Dr. Seuss books

The time in which I was placed

The country in which I was place

The people that I was placed with

The freedom to raise our family according to God's word



Christ's death

Christ's resurrection


An Intercessor

A Friend

A Husband

A Savior

A Creator

A Hope

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."
1 Chronicles 16:34

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
1 Thessalonians 5:18

"Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness."
Psalm 30:4

"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:"
Psalm 92:1

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 118:1

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:57

"Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned."
Revelation 11:17

1 comment:

  1. Great Thanksgiving post, Kathryn! We have such a merciful LORD! He is deserving of all praise, glory, laud, and honor! I am thankful with you for the mighty things He has done, and for the many wonderful tender mercies He shows us each day!