Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This is a glorious time of the year when our thoughts begin to turn to the many blessings in our lives that we are so grateful and thankful for. Each day has blessings that we can offer up with thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father! The farmer has harvested his crop from the growing season and the cooler weather, for us, means more time inside to spend with those we love and want to fellowship with! God blesses in abundance! The new mother who is seeing her baby for the first time at birth, a son or daughter returning home from war, the good news that someone's illness has been healed! Yes Christ, whose glory fills the skies allows our joys to be abundant! "I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me." Psalm 13:6 We can also celebrate our common blessings! Sunshine and water, a blue fall sky, the first smile on a baby's little face, and the joy and happiness of hearing the voice of someone we love walk through our door!
This small basket on the table, which has been prepared for a fall dinner is simple, nothing is in the basket, because I wanted my guest to fill it with their thoughts of the abundant ways that God has blessed them in this year of 2010. Each morning, He welcomes you. His arms are open. His mercy and love for you are endless. You can rest in His powerful and safe presence. You can hide in Him and let Him take your fear away. He surrounds you as you take refuge in Him. As your day begins and ends, I pray that you will pause to think of your own life and your home and no matter what you possess or how your home is decorated the God of Glory dwells with you....... if you invite Him in. What an abundant blessing we have been given~ "Jesus then came and took bread and gave it to them......" John 21:13 He offered as a visual thanksgiving for the abundant bounty and provision. Lord, may our homes be as generous toward all who enter! Blessings to you to dear friend in this new season.