Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 25, 2021

Writing Thanks On The Wall Of Your Heart

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalm 107:8-9

One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is our “Wall of Thanks.” Every November, on my kitchen wall (which incidentally is in the heart of our home), I write a scripture about thanks on the top of our giant chalkboard, and through Thanksgiving Day, daily every member of our family writes something they’re thankful for and whoever may come in our home—from plumbers to dinner guests— is invited to do the same. It’s a marvel to see the wall filled by Thanksgiving Day with so many written shouts of thanks.

I love the giant visual, but I ask myself…if my heart was a chalkboard, would it be as full of such notations? Am I being intentional to offer a record of my thanks to the Lord? Am I thanking Him not only for the big things but also the small things? Am I thanking Him not only for the good things but how He shows Himself faithful through the hard things? Am I thanking Him just for the things He does or am I remembering to thank Him for who He is?

These are questions each of us would do well to consider not only during November’s focus of thanks but really every day.

Often, what you see put on a tea towel or a wall hanging seems cute, but gets a little lost in the background: “There’s Always Something to Be Thankful For.” Do we really believe that? If so, taking an inventory of what fills our hearts with thanks is essential. We have so much to be grateful for, even on our hardest days. Even if there is not one thing before our eyes we can see to be thankful for, the Lord is worthy of our thanks simply for being good and faithful. Of course, we know that even on the darkest night, there’s still something we can witness to physically be grateful for, even if it’s the breath in our lungs.

So no matter how much you can or cannot see, examine your life and consider what’s written on the wall of your heart. What are you thankful for today?

Take account of your thanks and offer it to the Lord.

“Lord, Give us grateful hearts. Thank you for who you are and how you show yourself faithful to us each day.”

 

For His Glory

Emily P. Meyer (www.emilypmeyer.com)
TRBC Women’s Life

 


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