Thanksgiving All November

Written by Julie

On November 5, 2020

I could list Your blessings for hours and hours, and still not scratch the surface.

As Jordan Feliz said in his song: “I could never count that high.

So many things are “Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

I’ve wondered before: Why am I so blessed?

It’s really astounding and breathtaking when I stop to consider what You’ve done and given.

So how can I stand here and take it all for granted?

How dare I not be overwhelmed with thankfulness and awe?

Why don’t I continually praise You and tell others of Your goodness?

Why is Thanksgiving just a day of my life and not a part of every day of my life?

I’ve been trying to notice Your gifts, the bounties poured out on me–especially the small ones that so often are overlooked.

But I know I miss so many.

I know I don’t always see the miracles right in front of me. Or inside me.

I know sometimes I thank You for them merely out of habit.

My sister’s Sunday school verse this week commands to be thankful, to bless Your name.

So many other verses and songs and stories tell me to be grateful and give me reasons to praise You.

But it’s so hard.

But then again, isn’t everything worthwhile difficult?

The life of a Christian requires the proverbial (and often literal) blood, sweat, and tears.

So maybe I just need to suck it up and buckle down and work.

Maybe I need to try, and make some effort, and choose to be thankful.

They say the more you do something, the easier it’ll become.

So maybe I’ll begin resolutions in November, instead of January. (Go against the flow, ya know.)

You, El Elyon, are worthy of all praise.

And I want to praise You, giving tribute where tribute is due.

So here it goes: Thanksgiving All November.

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Anyone wanna join me? šŸ˜Š Seriously, though, I’d appreciate it if you’d keep me accountable–ask me how it’s going, what I’ve thanked God for recently, etc. Maybe at the end of this month, I should publish a post with at least one thing that I was thankful for from each day. What do you think?

		
Julie

Julie

Hi, I'm Julie, a 16 year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a sophomore in high school (Abeka Academy), and am starting my second year of violin lessons. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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Brenna
Brenna
11 months ago

Sounds good, Jules! Sounds like a good plan. šŸ˜Š

Win
Win
11 months ago

For years, I’ve kept a written list of things I am grateful for each day. At the start of a day, I take time to write down at least one thing if not several. At the end of the year, I have quite a collection and I tuck the list away and start a new one. It is a good way to “set your mind on what’s above” as I get each day underway.