Thanking God for His mercy and grace today

Posted: November 26, 2009 in encouragement and advice
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This year my wife wanted to get us more involved with teaching our three children how to be thankful for God’s blessings and grace. She suggested that we make a Thanksgiving tree for Thanksgiving this year. She cut some construction paper into small pieces for us to write our blessings on and she made a jar into a drop box for the paper to be placed in. She used construction paper to make a tree that we could tape to our living room wall. The purpose of this project is for all of us to write down what we are thankful for daily and drop it in the jar. On Thanksgiving Day, we open the jar and read aloud the blessings before we put them on the tree. Our children loved this idea and it was a blessing to know how excited they were about exploring our blessings daily. We decided to make this our new holiday family tradition starting on the 1st of November each year. The main focus of this is not only to get them to be thankful during the month of November, but to teach them to be thankful everyday of the year for the blessings the Lord gives us.

1 It is agood to give thanks to the Lord

And to bsing praises to Your name, O Most High;

2 To adeclare Your lovingkindness in the morning

And Your bfaithfulness 1by night,

1With the aten-stringed lute and 1with the aharp,

1With resounding music 2upon the alyre.

4 For You, O Lord, have made me glad by 1what You ahave done,

I will bsing for joy at the cworks of Your hands. [1]

aPs 147:1

bPs 135:3

aPs 59:16

bPs 89:1

1Lit nights

1Lit Upon

a1 Sam 10:5; 1 Chr 13:8; Neh 12:27; Ps 33:2

2Lit by means of

1Lit Your working

aPs 40:5; 90:16

bPs 106:47

cPs 8:6; 111:7; 143:5

[1]New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Ps 92:1-4). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.


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