Happy Thanksforgiving

It’s that time of year again, when we set aside a day to remember all the things that we are thankful for. I am thankful for my health, my family, a roof over our head, my wonderful precious friend who encouraged me to take a step of faith and begin this blog. I am also thankful for the visitors and my followers, may you be blessed beyond measure. Mostly and most important of all, I am thankful for God’s mercy and grace that He extends every day. For Jesus who chose to give up everything and come to earth as a baby; grow to be a man and die on the cross that we might have eternal life with the Father.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect not only on the things we are thankful for but also to extend forgiveness to those who may have hurt us. Forgiving isn’t always easy to do. The hurt may run to deep to think you could ever forgive. However, forgiving others isn’t for their benefit but for yours. It sets you free from the hurt you experienced giving you a cleansing breath of fresh air that comes from forgiveness. You know, like when you’re in the mountains, and you take that deep breath of clean air that’s so refreshing and sweet. As you sit around the table today enjoying family and fellowship be thankful for the good things and take a minute to reflect if there is someone you may need to forgive. Big or small when you hurt and it stays with you then it’s time to take it out and examine if it’s worth holding on to the hurt.

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving and God bless!

What A Day…

Ever have one of those days when your normal routine gets changed and you have extra stuff to get done like yesterday? Or maybe it just feels like it has to be done at once because of what the extra project might be. That’s when you can make mistakes and sometimes, oh boy… you wish you could have a do over. Well that happened to me just recently. Not a major issue but something I don’t wish to repeat. I will say I spent the rest of the afternoon beating myself up over an innocent mistake.

It got me to thinking about how when we make a mistake we are the ones to usually hang on to that mistake while others around us forget it and move on. I starting thinking about the enemy and how he works to destroy our joy.

Now remember when I said I spent the rest of the day beating myself up? I knew deep down, the enemy was attacking me. I knew that I needed to let it go and not give him anymore ground in my life than what he already had. Unfortunately, he won that round. I’m sure he was jumping up and down on the sideline clapping and cheering at my failure to let it go.

Jesus tells us in Luke 6:37 Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

We are so busy looking at our failures or even the mistakes others have made that Jesus needs to remind us not to judge, not to condemn but instead forgive. Forgive others but more importantly forgive ourselves. Easy to say hard to do.

I took back that ground from the enemy. I also asked the Father to forgive me for my selfishness.

I pray the Lord will bless you in all that you do.