November is here and that is the month of Thanksgiving. This is the one time of the year when we stop and take stock of our lives and remember to thank the Lord for all that we have been given. I wrote a post back in June that posed the question, “what if we only woke up the next day with the things we remembered to thank the Lord for?”

I try to be a thankful person, I think that thankful people are so much happier. They take stock of their lives and are so appreciative of everything that they have been given instead of worrying about what they are lacking. If I am eating a hamburger that is something to be thankful for. There are people throughout the world who do not have food to eat.

Last week my sister told me about something cool they did at her church youth group. When the kids came together for church, they told them they were going to serve them food. They sat a few kids at tables, but the majority, around 40, sat on the floor. The kids at the tables represented the developed parts of the world and were served fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans etc. But what about the other kids who sat on the floor? Those kids? They represented the poorest of the poor, and received only a small bit of rice and daal. It was VERY impactful. My sister said her daughter has been praying for those kids ever since, and her church is getting the kids together to pack food boxes for delivery on Thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:20 –  “giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Psalm 100:4 –  “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!”

Psalm 95:2 –  “Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!”

Things that we take for granted is something that parts of the world do not have. Getting up to a warm house, turning on the electricity with the flip of a light switch, flushing the toilet with running water by pushing a lever, or even having your cup of coffee while reading your favorite blogger.

Stop and take a look around you for just a few moments. In your prayers be sure to do a prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord and then say an intervention prayer for those who are less fortunate.

Have A Blessed Day!

 

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29 Comments

  1. Thanks for the excellent reminder!
    You, and my coffee, were perfect today!

    Blessings to you!

  2. Peggy Gregory Reply

    Wonderful post. In my daily prayers I thank God for all my blessings and forgiving me of my sins. I also pray for specific people and groups. I will now add those that are less fortunate than I. Thank you.

  3. Thank you sharing this reminder of praying for those who are less fortunate. Blessings

    • Tania Reply

      Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my life that I forget to look around. There are plenty right here at home who need prayers.

  4. Thank you Tania for the reminder ~ every morning when I’m reading you with my coffee I will remember this post and be thankful ❤️

  5. Cheryl Rooney Reply

    I’m new to your blog, but already feel such a connection! Thanks for this post today – “Give thanks to Him” indeed! Have a wonderful day! I love your style ideas, by the way!

    • Tania Reply

      I am so glad that you have decided to join me in my blog adventure. He is the reason for all things.

  6. Thank you Tania for this post and reminding me I have so much to be thankful for and to always remember those less fortunate. Have a wonderful Sunday and God Bless😊

  7. What a great reminder to be thankful. I volunteer for a reading program that is for first thru third grade at risk children. Many of them, having so little, come to the program “thankful” for what they do have, school and friends. I always leave feeling blessed for what I have and what maybe I can give.

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks for sharing, Sandy. I agree with you that nothing makes you feel more blessed than helping others.

  8. You are right. We have SO much to be thankful for! Thank you for this reminder!

  9. I was so moved by this event for your sister’s youth group. I think that some adults need to experience this same learning experience. So many take what they have for granted, we could all grow from reading this and doing ourselves.

  10. I enjoy your devotions and share them on my church Facebook page. I hope this is ok with you. Happy Sunday, I hope it is filled with joy and blessings.

  11. Hi, Sweet Girl! Thank you for being my fav-o-rite fashion blogger! LOL!!! I did look around whenever you mentioned my coffee while reading your blog.

    Hope you and your Momma have safe and happy travels! 🦃

  12. As always your Sunday post hit the nail on the head. Thanks so much. I was reminded of you this morning at church when the City of Hope children’s choir sang. They are from Tanzania but are living in Grundy, VA for school at the Mountain Mission School. It was a treat and only the second time, I’ve ever heard of Grundy, VA.LOL

    • Tania Reply

      Jan, I am so glad that you got to hear the children’s choir. They are really fabulous. The Mt. Mission School is very inspirational and watching the children there is amazing.

  13. This is a beautiful reminder. Thank you for reminding us the little things are really big things to be thankful for.

  14. Ruth Naylor Reply

    I am finally connected with you. Found you in my updates and moved you to primary. I hope you feel more important!

  15. Beautiful! I agree it is the road to happiness! You always come up with awsome things. How do you do that? 😍

  16. Thank you for this lovely post.
    I have had a tough couple of months experiencing 2 deaths in my family within a week ofor each other.
    Today I have been feeling low and tearful
    So I made myself a cup of tea
    And sat down to read a few blog posts that have piled up in my inbox
    Your post got to me…it’s ok to grieve and miss my loved ones but I have to be thankful that I had them.thankful they had good lives full of love and everything they needed and more. We never experienced hunger or dangers of any kind. We live a happy life and have taken lots of things for granted..but today..right now..I am thankful. I am lucky compared to so many people. Thank you Tanya you cheered my day..I feel like you are a long distance friend. Thank you for sharing your time with me and your many followers. Best wishes to you and your beautiful family..keep up the good work!😍

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