Day 13 of the “14 Days of Thanks” – a countdown to Thanksgiving

thanksgiving leaves

Tomorrow we will see family, friends of the family and people that married into the family.

For you it maybe a struggle to be around some of them…

for others it maybe a joy.

Some of you often feel left out during family gatherings because you are not the favorite one, or the one people like to talk to. You never seem to fit in with everyone else. For others you are the center of attention, you cook the meal, you have the best desert, and the life everyone wants.

Regardless of where you fit, even if it is somewhere in-between the description above, the question is…

Do you thank God for the people you will see tomorrow?  Is lifting them up to God in a prayer of thanks part of your prayer life?

“we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you” (Colossians 1:3)

Do you thank God for the people that He has placed in your life, that you have come to know, even in your family?  Do you give thanks for those people regardless if you have a strong desire to be around them or not.

Today, take a moment to pray about tomorrow. Mention the people you will see by name and find something to be thankful for as a result of knowing them.  Not – “Lord I’m thankful I only have to see them on holiday’s and funerals” but something about them that is good that you are thankful for.

It will make tomorrow much easier to endure…

and you might find yourself not even feeling like you are enduring them at all. (Ok I know that’s a long shot)


“give thanks to God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ”  when you lift them up in prayer today.

It will change things.

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