Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another Thankful Thursday



Being thankful is a choice. It's easy to become overwhelmed and anxious when you turn on the TV and listen to the news. Between the economy, politics, hurricanes, train wrecks, embassy bombings and job losses who could blame you for becoming anxious?

I'm thankful that I found Iris' blog. She proposed a thankful Thursday so that in the midst of the week, we could take a moment and choose to focus on what we're thankful for. And today is a good day to do that.

I'm reading the latest book by Jim Cymbala entitled "You Were Made For More". He is the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Here is a quote from his book:

"We would do well not to focus on the troubles lined up against us. Instead, we need to celebrate the God who already demonstrated his power and provision in our past."

I thought this was a good reminder. As I remember how God has provided for me in the past, I can be thankful. I don't need to be so anxious about tomorrow.

5 comments:

  1. Great post! You are so right about being thankful being a choice. It is good to be reminded of this.

    I'll be looking for a copy of the book you mentioned.

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  2. Love the quote. Thanks for visiting my blog today. You are so right, being thankful is a choice.

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  3. I like this idea of Thankful Thursday to slow us down and remember we all have many things to be thankful for.

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  4. I LOVE WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY ABOUT THANKFUL THURSDAYS AND WE SHOULD ALL LEARN TO TAKE THE TIME TO GIVE THANKS TO HIM BECAUSE THEIR ARE MANY OUT THERE THAT ARE LESS FORTUNATE THAN US.....FEEL FREE TO VIRE MY BLOG OR FOLLOW IT IM STILL NEW AT ALL OG THIS..........MINE IS CALLED JUST MY THOUGHTS AND ITS ALL FROM MY HEART...........HAVE A BLESSED DAY

    http://lissalynn2006.blogspot.com/

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