"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving Thanks Through Our Life Song

There is a very old hymn my grandma used to sing called "Count Your Blessings" (name them one by one)  I loved that simple hymn as a child because it was fun to sing and it made me happy.  I believe I related this song, as a small child, to the happiness I saw on everyone's faces, as they smiled when they sang it. It's difficult to sing this song with joy unless the meaning of it rings true in your heart. We all have our ups and downs, trials and burdens to bear, but I am so thankful that my Lord is walking beside me and guiding me through it all, no matter what!  When I take the time to count my blessings and praise Him, the trials I'm enduring seem smaller. 

"I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving."
Psalm 69:30

I am so grateful to my Lord,  for all He has blessed me with. I can honestly say that I am even thankful for past trials. Those trials brought me closer to Him  and He molded my character through them to be  just a bit closer to looking like the vessel He created me to be. 

Dear Lord,
May the words I say and the things I do, make my life song sing to YOU...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with those you love.  I won't be posting again until the weekend because we will be lovin on our grandbabies and children who have traveled from afar to spend time with us.

Count your blessings, and name them one by one.


Andrea said...

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

Wylie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you a well! Enjoy your precious family!

Edie said...

I love this song! Enjoy your precious little ones! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Have a wonderful God centered Thanksgiving!

I love this song.

And naming my blessings has become a daily thing for me. Praise God for changing my grumblings to gratitude. Not that I don't have bad days, but overall I feel His joy.

Martha Lever said...

Have a blessed tHanksgiving, Lee Ann!

David C Brown said...

"Prove me now herewith, saith Jehovah, if I open not to you the windows of the heavens, and pour you out a blessing, till there be no place for it." Malachi 3: 10

Just Be Real said...

LeeAnn, I trust you had a great Thanksgiving. Blessings...