In everything giving thanks-8 and 9

Yesterday was crazy busy; hence my lack of thanksgiving posting for the day. I was indeed thankful: for the energy and health necessary for (among other things) two soccer games (and a second place finish in the tournament), madly cleaning my house for community group, slinging concessions at the Lecrae concert, not to mention the concert itself. And, speaking of Lecrae, I am thankful for his ministry and his unashamed proclamation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ as well as the profound influence he’s had on my oldest two sons. He spoke Truth last night and how I pray the Lord will reap a great harvest from the seeds planted among the young people in attendance last night!

And today? Today I am grateful for a Monday morning calendar absent of obligations (don’t ask about this afternoon/evening), a morning of coffee and rest, solitude and gratitude. And laundry, mounds and mounds of laundry, the kind of volume of laundry generated by six people after a busy weekend away from home.

And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. (Mark 6:31)

Be sure to visit Rebecca for more testimonies of thankfulness this November and, if you’re so inclined, add your own so that we may all boast in the Lord’s goodness together!

Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

6 thoughts on “In everything giving thanks-8 and 9”

  1. Funny you should mention Lecrae. Last summer my daughter got to help out at a Rap Conference (is there such a thing?) at Moody Church and she got to meet him. She's now gone from being a classical violinist to a huge fan of Christian rap music. Who knew?!

  2. Yep, had that same laundry pile at my house this morning. I've taken a break between loads 3 and loads 4 & 5 still to come. Sheesh! But hey, thankful we have clothes to wear, towels to dry off with & sheets to sleep upon.Shiny side of the cloud there.

  3. So often I'm in the many who "are coming and going, and did not even have time to eat" group. That's why morning nourishment in the Word is so critically important!

  4. I love those empty blocks on my calendar that occur once in great while! And God is so faithful to provide a break just at the time I really, really need one.

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