Thankful Thursday ~ “What I’ve Got”

Approaching the holidays, it’s easy to slip out of contentment and into discontent when we see the advertisements telling us what we need and what we should have, displaying all the sparklies and the pretties and the “Oh neats!

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I’m guilty of giving in to these thoughts on occasion. OOh, I’d like this and this and THIS for Christmas this year!

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The list grows so long that suddenly, I’m thinking about all the thing I don’t have, have to do without and can’t get.

Truth is, if I could be content without those things before Christmas, I can be content…without those things.

Maybe some of them are even on the “need” list and not the “want” list.

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But we’ll get to the needs as we get to them. In the mean time, I can thank God for everything I DO have, so that I’m not complaining about what I DON’T.

I have an awful lot to be thankful for!

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Grace Alone.

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December 3, 2008 11:53 pm

I can thank God for everything I DO have…Amen, girl… Amen.

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December 4, 2008 12:04 am

Loved your TT post! So many times we get caught up on the things that we think we need or what we want and forget to look at all the things that God has already blessed us with. I have never gone hungry, or been cold or been without shelter…how can I want more when some don’t even have these basic things. Thanks for sharing today.

December 4, 2008 11:18 am

Isn’t it amazing how fast we can lead ourselves into feelings of discontent when we focus on all the “Oh, neat!” stuff out there?!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

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December 4, 2008 12:37 pm

So very true and how often I need the reminder! Thank you for sharing your TT post! Blessings.

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December 4, 2008 1:13 pm

Definitely needed that reminder today. God is such a great provider of the things we truly need… Happy Thankful Thursday!

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December 4, 2008 2:17 pm

Yes, thank you for the reminder. God provides what we need. Blessings…

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December 5, 2008 8:26 am

Such a beautiful, thankful heart you have.

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