Yesterday was Thanksgiving, or as April calls it, “Big Chicken Day!” Being thankful should come easy, but this year I had to think a moment. Yes, I have survived any sickness from Covid, and those around me that got it have come through okay. April and I were finally reunited earlier this year, that was awesome! And I got medical attention before having serious issues. So yes, I did have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I forgot, God consistently provides for our financial needs and helps us bless others as well.
It bothers me that it took a bit of time to remember. Those were big moments worthy of a big chicken to celebrate God’s faithfulness to me, his child, and his servant. Why is it easier for me to only focus on the current irritants of life? I don’t like it!
Recalling what God has done for us in the past helps our faith grow, which can help us with what we are currently going through. The verse below is very popular, but here is a fresh spin on it. It should help us remember how great God is; all the time:
1 The Eternal is my shepherd, He cares for me always.
2 He provides me rest in rich, green fields
beside streams of refreshing water.
He soothes my fears;
3 He makes me whole again,
steering me off worn, hard paths
to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.
4 Even in the unending shadows of death’s darkness,
I am not overcome by fear.
Because You are with me in those dark moments,
near with Your protection and guidance,
I am comforted.
5 You spread out a table before me,
provisions in the midst of attack from my enemies;
You care for all my needs, anointing my head with soothing, fragrant oil,
filling my cup again and again with Your grace.
6 Certainly Your faithful protection and loving provision will pursue me
where I go, always, everywhere.
I will always be with the Eternal,
in Your house forever.
Psalms 23 (The Voice)
So thank you God, for all, and for everything, on this day, but especially on Big Chicken day!
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