Happy Thanksgiving 2022

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US, so I want to take a moment to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! No matter what part of the world you live in, I hope you will take time today to thank God for all the blessings in your life. Our Heavenly Father does so much for us, every single day. We have so much to be thankful for. May we learn to stop and look around, and we will see so much goodness in our lives. And we will see that every day is a gift from God!

My blogger friend, Rainer, over at The Devotional Guy, has shared numerous posts on gratitude over the last several weeks. In some of them, he listed out some of the blessings that he was thankful for. So I hope he doesn’t mind, I am going to do the same here today.

I am thankful for a new day. Something I try to remember to do each morning is to thank God for another day. We might have problems in our lives, but when God wakes us up each morning, He gives us a gift.

“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24

I am grateful for my family and friends. God places special people in our lives. They are there for us in the good times and the not so good. They bring joy and fellowship into our lives.

I am grateful that God has given me a job that I enjoy. And I am grateful that God has always provided and I have never had to do without.

I am grateful for Jesus. He is with me every day. He protects me and guides me every moment. I can look back and see ways He has miraculously been there for me. On this side of heaven we will not know all the ways the Lord has been working behind the scenes in our lives.

These are just a few things I am grateful for. I could list so much more. But I will limit my list so that you can take a turn too.

Before I go, I also want to take a moment to thank all of you for being here and for walking beside me on this journey. My heart overflows. I am so grateful for you and I can never tell you how much your presence means to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I pray you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Please feel free to share in the comments some of the things you are grateful for!

Gratitude Challenge for 2022: If you want to end 2022 on a positive note, then perhaps you will consider finding several things you are grateful for each day, from now through December 31. You can either write them down, or simply say a prayer of thanks. Gratitude draws us closer to the Lord as we look around for the blessings He pours into our lives.

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14 Comments on “Happy Thanksgiving 2022

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Bridget. I am thankful for my family, for the Lords faithful presence in my life and for the blessing of having a home and health. Never want to take them for granted.

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    • So true, Manu. I fear I take some of those things for granted at times. But when we point them out, it helps us to remember how much the Lord has provided for us. Thank you for sharing some of the things you are grateful for. ♥️

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  2. Thank you, Bridget. I’m grateful today that I’m not as poor as I was in my twenties. Now, I can actually help others, the way God helped me–back in the day.

    One thing I love about your blog ministry is how you network and faithfully promote other bloggers. You are one of the most thoughtful commenters out there, sister! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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    • Being thankful for God’s provision so we can bless others is definitely a wonderful gift to add to the list. Thank you for the kind words. I am thankful for you and your blog also, David. You bring priceless encouragement. It is a blessing to have you as a brother in Christ! 🤗

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Bridget! That is truly a blessing to have a job you enjoy. After all, we spend so many hours at work. I am thankful for your blog posts. They are helpful to me. I am also thankful for prayer. I am glad I can talk to God at any time in any place. That has helped me to survive this life!

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    • I agree with your thoughts on prayer!What a gift it is! Thank you for the sweet words, Dawn. I am so thankful for you too. Your posts always seem to be exactly what I need each Monday morning. 💕

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  4. Great verses to reflect on as we count our blessings! May we encourage one another in thankfulness! I’m thankful for WordPress, and that we can connect with one another through our posts and comments!

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