Monday, November 2, 2020

Giving Thanks 2020

For the past few years, I have marked the month of November with a "30 Days of Thanks" daily post.  Frankly, this year I just don't have the well put together posts and lists.  I'm still thankful, but I'm struggling with life and schedule changes and basically 2020 in general.  

In my Bible study today I was reading through Luke 21, this is how that chapter begins:  

"As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury.  He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins, 'I tell you the truth,' he said, 'this poor widow has put in more than all the others.  All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.'"  

Right now, I feel like I have very little to offer in terms of grandiose words and long daily lists.  I started several gratitude/praise books today that will continue throughout this month.  I want to give thanks in all circumstances, but I don't want to present a wealth of words when I'm not in that frame of mind.  I'm tired, and overwhelmed even with some very positive things that are happening.   I will most likely post everyday, but they will be more like this post, rather  than nice and neat "What I'm thankful for today:" 

Today, I read in TWO praise books about how God is with us when we are tired and overwhelmed.  He gives us exactly the strength we need when we need it.  He is faithful.  He created us.  He never grows tired or weary and He will give us moments of blissful rest when we seek to be in His presence.  

So, this month I will seek to be in His presence.  I will pray over the situations that are on my mind and my heart.  I will share the things God is revealing to me  in the  days to come.  I will give thanks, just in a different way.  

Here are the books I'm using this month: 


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