A Month of Thanksgiving

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A Month of Thanksgiving

A Month of Thanksgiving

During the month of November I have noticed several friends on Facebook taking a 30 day challenge. From what I can gather the challenge is to name something each day for which you are thankful. I think it is a great way to celebrate the month of thanksgiving.

It is so easy to say thank you to God when our lives are going well and the way we want them to go. It is much more difficult to thank God in those times of trial and difficulty. God promised us salvation through Jesus Christ but He never promised us that our lives would be lived with ease and comfort. Take for instance the holy men and women we study many have had to face death, disease, torture and poverty even though they professed their love of God. However, God has blessed us all with an open relationship with Him. No matter what we face or fear God is with us. Nothing can separate us from the love of God. God’s goodness and kindness reigns in our friendships and support systems here on earth as well. God gives us friends and loved ones who will be there for us and lift us up when we fall.

It is admirable to thank God for an entire month but truly we should thank Him daily for our lives and all of His great blessings. But when things are rough and life is scary we should not forget that He is still with us. God sits in that seat right next to us. Whether we thank Him or not He will never abandon us. We should thank Him when we are happy. We should thank Him when we are confused. We should thank Him daily for guiding us and loving us.

This November take the time to make a habit out of thanking God daily for your relationship with Him. Let this November thanksgiving help you to deepen your relationship with God.

Copyright 2012 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp - mom of 4 teens/wife for 20+ years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and the ability to recognize God. She is a retreat director at Sacred Heart Academy HS. She just earned her MA in Pastoral Ministry as well as a certification in spiritual direction.

2 Comments

  1. What a great idea! I wish I would’ve read this or gotten this idea in the beginning of November but it’s better late that never…starting today! I woke up with a horrible migraine that kept me bed ridden for 90% of the day (LOTS of rest and several rounds of meds later & I feel somewhat human right now). The blessing in all of this mess today is that, while I was trying to force myself to feel human once the meds took the edge off, I got all our family Christmas cards addressed, stamped, signed & ready for mailing out in a few weeks! Even when the day has more rough patches than smooth sailing, there is *always* something good mixed in there somewhere. We just have to search sometimes! 😉 God bless your Thanksgiving!!!

  2. I agree that it seems to late to start this month of thanksfullness–but I think I may suggest it to my family for advent–every day of advent, mention something we are thankful for.

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