Friends, I’m thankful for you!
Thankful for your reading and commenting, thankful that you join me to pray for our kids. Thankful that you let me share this journey that’s gone from accidental to purposeful. Thankful that you share your own beautiful journey with me! Truly you bless my heart.
As we pause this Thanksgiving to savor the goodness of life, the kindness of God to us, let’s thank him for our children. As much as they may drive us crazy day to day and stretch us to our limits they are great treasures aren’t they! My children are the greatest blessings I never knew I wanted!
I hope this thanksgiving season, as we’ve practiced thankfulness as a family, my kids hearts have grown. I long for them to be blessed and be a blessing to others. I heard this gorgeous Psalm earlier in the week and I wanted to pray that it would be true in our kids lives as they grow. Feast your heart on it’s powerful words.
I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will sing your praises before the gods.
I bow before your holy Temple as I worship.
I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness;
for your promises are backed
by all the honor of your name.
As soon as I pray, you answer me;
you encourage me by giving me strength.
Every king in all the earth will thank you, Lord,
for all of them will hear your words.
Yes, they will sing about the Lord’s ways,
for the glory of the Lord is very great.
Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble,
but he keeps his distance from the proud.
Though I am surrounded by troubles,
you will protect me from the anger of my enemies.
You reach out your hand,
and the power of your right hand saves me.
The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
Don’t abandon me, for you made me. Psalm 138
Father, we bow down and give you thanks for your unfailing love. We pray that your faithfulness will reach out to our children. Thank you for answering us as we pray for them, for your kindness, protection, guidance, and grace. Will you work out your plans for their lives, caring for their humble hearts, protecting and saving the little ones you have made. Thank you for blessing our lives with our children. Each one different and precious, with purpose and value. Thank you for the joy and challenge of parenting them. Thank you for walking with us on this parenting journey and strengthening our hand to the task. Amen.
I hope your day is filled with laughter, warm memories and new ones being made, and the sweet presence of Jesus. Bless you friends on this Thanksgiving day!
I want to hear about your kids! What are you thankful for in your children’s lives?