Celebrating Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite times of the year. Who doesn't get a little happier when the most delicious food EVER is on your table, your husband and kids get some vacation time (maybe you, too, if you work outside the home!) and everyone is purposefully being more thankful? We all know how our countenances change when we choose gratitude over whining. It's a good thing!
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven... Ecclesiastes 3:1
Our lives are always changing. We are never stagnant in a particular season...even if it feels that way! A day can seem to drag on forever and yet the years fly by, don't they? Because everything has its proper time, I want us to dwell on being content in everything as we celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
Sisters, during this Thanksgiving and always, may we be content...
- in the job, or station, that God has us in right now
- in the body and face that the Master Creator has crafted for just you, and me
- with our husbands, our children, our homes, our giftings
- waiting on a husband, or remaining single
- mothering little ones, cleaning messes, endlessly instructing
- homeschooling day in and day out with the hope of seeing fruit eventually
- sending your children to school and trusting God to care for them
- in a spiritual valley or in a trial
- when everything seems to be going great
- in caring for a sick parent
- in meager finances
- in abundant wealth
- when a child is now an adult and leaving home
- in the days God has given us, especially as we near the end of our time on earth
Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6: 1
My prayer is that we, as daughters of the King, would be overflowing with joy because of the great inheritance we have in Christ. We are children of God! This joy and contentment is available even when our flesh tends toward sadness and angst. As seasons come and go in our lifetimes, God remains the same (yesterday, today and forever!) and He is the reason and the source for our contentment. When we struggle with feeling unthankful, we must fix our eyes upon Him to see the Truth.
So, praise Him! Tell others (and yourself) about His goodness, His great provision, His immeasurable grace and abounding love.