This month seems like so many things are going on that I am so thankful for the Month of Thankfulness, to remind me of how much i HAVE to be thankful for.
Of course there are the usuals, house, food, warmth, family, all that stuff i am so very thankful for, and really i need to remember to be thankful for every single day of my life.
But something i think i am MOST forgetful about is to be thankful for Jesus Christ and His blood that washed my sins clear so i can one day live with Him again.
Our pastor this weekend gave an amazing sermon, about giving and why we NEED to give. The jest of it talks about how when we generously give (not just money but our time, services, love, etc)is when we are most like God. I don't know about you but I know I try to be like my sweet Lord but fall so short. Two fellow bloggers are "hosting" a way for us to do this this month and season. Please check them out.
Mandy at Biblical Homemaking is giving us a way to give of ourselves, and the Holy Spirit this season here http://biblicalhomemaking.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-will-your-table-look-like-this.html . I truely truely believe that when we LIVE like Jesus, we are so blessed and people will see those blessings (i'm not talking monetary altho i've know that to happen also) they see our lives and how they are different and they WANT to know what is different about us and WHAT is happening in our lives and that leads to the Lord. His word, His kingdom, His grace, His wisdom - His EVERYTHING - He is the I AM! I'm signed up for this and I hope that you will at least think about it, and if you aren't comfortable inviting someone into your home, take it to shut ins or something!
Abbie at Five Days Five Ways is giving us a way to give of ourselves, our talents (possibly) and to connect with people through education to Jesus Christ here http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2011/11/try-it-tuesday-how-to-save-lifethe-big.html . This is one thing that is so very close to my heart, children. It saddens me to think of children without parents, how does one learn to function? It's through these AMAZING pastors and their families that love Jesus and these kids. Isn't it amazing that just $5,000.00 can build a classroom AND bring Jesus to so many little hearts! "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 is true, my son went to a private Christian based MDO and Pre-K and when he got to regular school, he CRAVED that Godly influence there daily (we have now installed a daily bible class at HIS request at home).If we reach these little children, they will reach others and improve their lives with the tools that He has given, through education AND Christ!
All the Glory be to God! and as my sweet boy, cor sayd "Sharing IS caring!"
In His Wisdom & Love,