Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful For Closed Doors

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Football and turkey with all the trimmings are two pretty good combinations. It's also the start to the holiday season and at our house we use Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day to decorate the house for Christmas. I'm still a kid at heart so I still get excited about Christmas time. Usually, the only thing that could make Thanksgiving better would be a snowfall going on outside.

And this Thanksgiving I find myself more thankful than ever. My list of what I am thankful for this year could go on and on on - but the highlights are pretty simple. I am thankful for:

My salvation through Jesus

The Word of God

My wife

My kids

Our parents and extended family

Close friends

My calling as a pastor

The way God has met and is meeting our needs

The daily fingerprints of God in our lives that encourages us

Open doors of opportunities

Closed doors which give us clear direction

The future - after all, for the Christian the best is yet to come!

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Diane said...

Thankful also for the many blessings God has given our family. But most of all the hope we have in Him. No matter what this worlds brings our way, we always win in the end. Thanks to our Savior. Praying this thanksgiving that God's spirit will convict family members who don't know Him and bring them to salvation so they too can have the hope we have. God bless you and your family.

Pastor Scott said...

Amen, Diane!