It's THANKSGIVING!!! Oh how it has come so fast this year! Everything this year seems to be breezing by.. is it just me.. am I getting old or what lol. Remember when it felt like it took forever for Thanksgiving Break to come and when it did it felt like it lasted sooooooo long? This year it is just Josh and the kids for dinner. We had planned on having friends from church with their kids over so we bought a 23 pounder Tom but they are expecting and I swear she went into labor last night just to get out of my cooking LOL. (turning out that Josh is doing most of the cooking) But we are very excited for them and can't wait to meet their baby girl Hadassah (Hebrew for Esther) when she comes. We may be bringing them some dinner later up to the hospital.
I've just come off of a longgggggggg T.V. break. It was because we couldn't pay the bill but I like it with out TV.. seems God uses these times to help me get back into the Word and refocuses me. It is amazing how much I have read applies to all the situations in my life. This last month I have been in the OT alot... maybe I'll give my thoughts on some of the scriptures I read in a later post. But my point is I am playing a bit of catch up the last week with my few fav TV shows that started their new season while I was away. I was also flipping threw and landed on Rachael Ray's show. Not one I am a big fan of but she was talking Turkey. She showed this yummy looking Pomegranate Molasses glaze for the Turkey. I insisted we try it on our turkey. I should of took notes because I couldn't find it ANYWHERE on her website as was promised. I am not good at explaining recipes to Josh because we have miss communication on that front all the time. I had to hunt down how to make Pomegranate Molasses because no local store sells it.. only the juice. FYI.. check a Middle Eastern grocery. And I had to find somewhere that explained how to mix the glaze and when to apply it. Thankful for having the Internet! I'll let you know how it turns out and if it is as good as it sounded on tv.. seems like alot of pepper to me.
I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving and has much to be thankful this year and the year to come. I am thankful that we have some how stayed afloat, that Josh has had steady work, that the children are doing well in school and that we are all in good health, and for all of the Lord's good provision.
Here are my notes from last Sunday's service about a Thankful Heart:
Psalm 100 A Psalm of Thanksgiving.
1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
5 Attributes of a Thankful Heart:
1. JOY Ps. 100: 1-5, Ps. 19:8 - The Word Of God brings Joy to the Heart, Ps. 126
2. Gladness Ps 136- be glad because HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER
3. Dependence God is God and we are not. God is Greater than his Creation. As our Shepard he leads us.
4. Thankfulness can't give thanks unless you are full of it and KNOW HIM and why to be thankful. Luke 17
5. Gratitude Rom. 11:33-36 giving glory to God.