Monday, November 23, 2009

I have been blessed

I love Thanksgiving.

Not just for the wonderful fellowship with family and the delicious food - but also for how it reminds me to be thankful in everything.

As often as we all hear the phrase "We have so much to be thankful for!", it's amazing how quickly we can lose sight of that and let little hiccups and detours in life get us down. It's easy to let one bad day turn us around. We allow ourselves to throw a pity party over all the things that have gone wrong...when so much is going right.

When I hear about those who are truly in need - those who have been burdened with life-altering tragedy in their life - It makes me feel like a spoiled child for whining and complaining about my own piddly little problems.

I've been blessed beyond measure.

Take a moment and read the lyrics to this song - and remember to thank God for all his blessings this Thanksgiving!

I Have Been Blessed

by Michael Compton
When He moves among us—all that He does,
All of His mercy—all of His love,
If the pen of a writer, could write everyday—
Even this world could never contain—How I’ve been blessed.

Warmth in a winter—Flowers in spring.
Laughter of summer, the changing of leaves,
Food on my table, and a good place to sleep
Clothes on my back and shoes on my feet
I have been blessed.

Arms that will raise—a voice that can talk,
Hands that can touch, legs that can walk,
Ears that can listen—eyes that can see
I’ve got to praise Him as long as I breathe
I have been blessed

A mother and father—nurtured and raised
Sisters and brothers—memories made
Our pastor to lead us—this altar to pray
Stripes that heal—the blood that still saves
I have been blessed.

We live in a country—the greatest on earth
Where the flag stands for freedom and what it is worth
She stands in a harbor—Miss Liberty calls
All have given some, but some gave it all
So we could blessed.

He’s my shoulder to lean on—when I am down
The Rock where He leads me when I’m overwhelmed
The place where He hides me under His wings—He’s not just a song
He’s the reason I sing—I have been blessed.

I have been blessed, God’s so good to me
Precious are His thoughts of you and me
No way I can count them, There’s not enough time
So I’ll just thank Him for being so kind
God has been good, so good
I have been blessed.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Molly! Aunt Ju Ju here....I really loved this post. Thanksgiving is a little more special to me this year, thinking about the things we have been through and been blessed with. God is sooo good to all of us!
    Love ya!