30 Nov 2012

Thanksgiving Feast

We love celebrating thanksgiving as a family and inviting others to celebrate with us! What a great reminder it is for us to have grateful hearts...

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
   Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
 Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 100
I love how the command to shout for joy in this Psalm is directed to "all the earth"!

to shout for joy = to worship Him = to come before him with joyful songs = give thanks to him 

When i think of coming before him with joyful songs recently i think of our almost-but-not-quite-yet two year old son. He loves to dance and sing, but he doesn't have many words yet, so he just makes a joyful noise. He wants to sing too ~ so he does! And it is beautiful.

The Lord IS good. He has been SO good to our family this year. How thankful we are for His great love, and his many gifts, including the addition to our family this year of our precious son Elias.

What great hope it gives this mommy, that the Lord's faithfulness continues through all generations. I am so glad that we can count on His love, goodness and faithfulness in the lives of our children, both now and in the years to come.

We've also been listening to this song with the kids lately. It has a catchy tune and is full of Gospel-truth. May you find your heart full, thankful and generous this season because He indeed is the giver of life and every.good.thing.

God loves a generous heart, a generous heart
Yes, He does
God loves a generous heart, a generous heart
Cause that’s a heart like His own heart
That’s a heart like His own

There are those who give away
It seems the more they give, the more they gain
There are others who hold back
The more they try to keep, the more they lack
The more they lack

God has shown us how to give
He offered up His Son so we might live
Jesus gave His precious blood
To wash us clean and bring us back to God
Back to God

We can’t out give God
For He’s the Giver of life
And ev’ry good thing
We can’t out give God
He just keeps pouring out more
He’s the wonderful King!

© 2010 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)