10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 10: Happy Thanksgiving!

Verse of the Day:  1 Chronicles 29:13          

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.           

I want to wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Over the past few days I’ve shared with you just a few of the things I’m thankful for but there are so many that I would never be able to express them all. I’m also thankful for you, the readers of The Consecrated Woman. It’s a blessing to be able to share God’s Word with you. Thank you for your continued support. I pray that you are encouraged and inspired daily. Please keep me and my family in your prayers. As we give thanks to our Lord today let’s remember that God is good all the time and we should be thankful every day of the year. May God bless you and your loved ones today and always. Happy Thanksgiving!

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day as we bow our heads to pray, we give You thanks and praise Your glorious name. We thank You, Lord, for family and friends and all the blessings that come from above. We love You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 9:  Thankful for Everything

Verse of the Day:   Ephesians 5:20   

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.      

I am truly thankful for everything God has done for me and the plans He has for my future. I am thankful for everything He has blessed me with, it’s more than I could ever deserve. I’m thankful because I know my God hears me, sees me, loves me and is always there for me. I’m thankful for my salvation and for the relationship I have with my Savior. I’m also thankful for God’s love, mercy, grace and forgiveness. I give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart.

Heavenly Father, I have so much to be thankful for I could never name them all. You have been so good to me and I am forever grateful. Thank You, Lord, for everything big and small. I give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart. Amen

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 8:  Thankful for Praise and Worship Music

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 95:2           

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.  

Today I am thankful for praise and worship music. Being able to praise and worship God through song is so uplifting and inspiring. No matter what is going on in my life it all just seem to melt away instantly as I begin to focus on God. It doesn’t just have to be the music at church. Sometimes it’s while I’m at home or even in the car. I could be driving, feeling some type of way and the perfect song comes on the radio at just the right time and it reminds me that God is always with me and that everything is going to be okay. Even though I’m not a very good singer, when I sing along I feel connected to my Savior and I feel peace in my heart.

Thank You, Lord, for the gift of music and songs, especially when we worship You. Thank You for speaking to us and letting us know that everything is going to be okay through the gifts of others. Amen

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 7:  Thankful for God’s Blessings

Verse of the Day:   2 Corinthians 9:11          

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.   

This year has been a difficult year for many people. So much has happened including the Covid-19 pandemic, mandatory lock-downs, loss of life, loss of jobs, schools and churches closed, fires across the west coast, hurricanes on the east coast and civil unrest across the county just to name a few. But, through it all God is still with us and I am thankful for all of His blessings. I am thankful we have a roof over our heads, food on our table, clothes on our back and the love of God in our hearts. I am grateful because we have been blessed and we have also been able to be a blessing to others, which has resulted in thanksgiving to God. Everyone needs a blessing, especially in these turbulent times, and I believe God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others. I encourage you to be a blessing to others in any way you can whenever you can.

Heavenly Father, thank You for all of the blessings You’ve poured over my life. Help me to be a blessing to others so they too may know Your goodness and give thanks to You. Amen

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for God’s Love and Kindness

Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 31:3

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

I’m thankful for God’s love and kindness. To be honest, I’m not always easy to love. I have good days and I have bad days and sometimes I feel moody and just want to be left alone. These are things I’m working on with the help of the Lord. But, I thank my God that no matter how I feel, His love for me never changes. It’s not a temporary love, but one that keeps on proving over and over how much He loves me. God confirms His love for me daily as He forgives, protects, provides, heals and demonstrates His continued grace, mercy and power in my life. God’s magnificent love is sovereign, unchangeable, everlasting and nothing can ever separate me or you from His great love for us. God’s love is life changing and when you begin to believe that He loves you, He always has and He always will you’ll no longer be the same. So, today I just want to thank God for loving me and always being there for me.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your love and kindness that never fails. I see Your goodness all over my life and I am so grateful. Thank You for always being there for me. Amen

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 5: Thankful for God’s Peace

Verse of the Day:  Colossians 3:15   

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  

When you have a personal relationship with Jesus, His peace pours into your heart. When you trust in the Lord with all your heart you can live at peace no matter what is happening around you. The closer you get to God the more start to see how His peace changes your heart. What may have once been angry and hurtful doesn’t have to be that way anymore. It’s up to you to decide if you are going to let God in and change your once hardened heart. Be thankful for the peace God freely gives through Jesus Christ to all believers.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the peace that comes from knowing and trusting You. Thank You for the strength to get through each day. Thank You for changing my heart and healing my soul. Amen

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 4:  Thankful for the Love of Family and Friends

Verse of the Day:  2 Thessalonians 1:3        

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.   

I am thankful for the love of family and friends.  I’m grateful to have such wonderful people as part of my journey. Each person God has put in my life adds something unique and special to it and I love and appreciate them all. I’m thankful for the love we share between us, for the experiences we go through together and for the memories that will be in my heart forever. I’m thankful that in my time of need I have family and friends I can count on. As I thank God for them, I pray that He would continue to bless and protect them always.

Heavenly Father, thank You for my family and friends. I pray that you would bless them in a special way. Let Your face shine on them, be gracious to them, and give them peace. Amen

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 3: I’m Thankful for Another Day of Life

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 106:1         

Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.           

I woke up this morning and if you’re reading this so did you, but not everyone did, so be thankful for another day of life. Praise God and give thanks to the Lord. He is deserving of all praise. No matter what is going on in your life there is always something to be thankful for. Our praise should not depend on how we feel but on who God is. God’s love is forever and He is always good, gracious, merciful and ready to forgive. Start your day with praise because life is a precious gift from God and as long as you have breath in your lungs you ought to give thanks to the Lord.

Heavenly Father, thank You for another day of life. Thank You for Your goodness and love. As long as I have breath in my lungs, I will give thanks and praise Your holy name. Amen

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 2: Thankful for Wonderful Memories

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 1:3     

I thank my God every time I remember you. 

Paul wrote this in a letter after he left Philippi where he had gone through some very difficult times, yet he chose not to focus on the things that had caused him pain. The holidays can be a difficult time for people who have lost loved ones but as Christians we have the hope that we will see them again someday. We should try to be like the Apostle Paul and stay focused on the positive things in our lives and appreciate the great memories we have. Thank God for giving you the strength to get through difficult times and for the great memories of the wonderful people God placed in your life. Don’t forget to pray for the people who have helped you along life’s journey while you celebrate each day.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful people you placed in my life and for the memories of loved ones that are no longer with us. Amen

Thankful

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 30:12         

To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.     

Although your life may not be perfect and you may have troubles, there is so much to be thankful for. Even with everything going on in the world today, you still have a great deal to be thankful for. No matter what is currently going on in your life, there is always something to be thankful for so count your blessings and not your troubles. Thank God for waking you up this morning. Thank Him for all that you do have. Thank Him for your salvation. Thank Him for His love and mercy and for who He is. Never stop giving thanks to God, even with your last breath give thanks to the Lord for He truly is worthy of praise and thanksgiving.

Heavenly Father, thank You, Lord, for all the blessing in my life both big and small. I am truly grateful for them all. Thank You for loving me and always being there for me. Most of all, thank You for the precious gift of salvation. Amen