Sunday, November 29, 2015

Each Day Is A Day Of Thanksgiving

Now therefore, our God,
we thank thee,
and praise thy glorious name.
- I Chronicles 29:13 -




My dear friends,
each day is truly a day for thanksgiving,
and each moment of our lives is a moment that we have the privilege 
of thanking our precious Lord for all that He has blessed us with.
It's easy to get caught up in our daily routines and the busyness of life,
but the Thanksgiving holiday is such a beautiful time 
to pause and take a moment to think upon the many blessings
that our Heavenly Father has so richly bestowed upon us.




As I celebrated this sweet and pure holiday I was reminded of not only the physical blessings
such as loving family and friends, a warm home, food to sustain me, a car to take me places,
but also the spiritual blessings.
The third stanza of How Great Thou Art has been playing through my mind
and I would like to share the precious words with you. . .





And when I think that God His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in-
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Chorus
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, 
How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Tee;
How great Thou art, 
How great Thou art.
- Carl Boberg -




Sweet friends, the salvation Jesus Christ so freely offers to us
is truly the greatest blessing of all and during this Thanksgiving season
I can't help but think about the love and grace
the Lord so tenderly wraps around us.

Salvation. . .a free gift-
a gift recieved by simple faith in Jesus Christ.
A gift that is for eternity.

My Lord and Savior gladly bore my sin and shame on the cross. . .
is there anything sweeter and more humbling than that?
How I rejoice and praise His name for such a selfless act.
This Thanksgiving we have so much to be thankful for
both physical and spiritual.





Thanks to God, for boundless mercy
From Thy gracious throne above;
Thanks for every need provided
From the fullness of Thy love!
Thanks for daily toil and labor
And for rest when shadows fall;
Thanks for love of friend and neighbor
And Thy goodness unto all!
- August Ludvig Storm -




Have a beautiful Sunday!

40 comments:

donna said...

So beautiful. Amen.
Hugs
donna

Mildred said...

Blessings to you this Sunday, Stephanie. These are awesome pictures you have shared along with these precious lyrics. May the Lord richly bless you and yours in the coming week.

Joan Siegmund said...

Thank you for these beautiful thoughts on this dreary, wet Sunday. God Bless!

living from glory to glory said...

Pretty Photos, winter is pretty but so cold, glad to have a wood burning stove! Blessings, Roxy

domenica.60 said...

What a superb country , yours ! Wonderful winter landscape ... and great words that touch my heart sweetly.
A big hug
Franca

Amy said...

Our state is so beautiful and God sure did bless us with such an amazing view! We do indeed have so much to be thankful for. Beautiful post!
I hope you have a delightful week Stephanie!
Hugs, Amy

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Just Beautiful Stephanie and yes, we have so much to be thankful for each and everyday. Thank you for sharing and including your amazing photos.
Have a special Sunday! xo

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... absolutely beautiful. Thank you. Have a warm and cosy Sunday filled with sweet and simple blessings. ♥ Hugs From Kansas

mamasmercantile said...

Once again a post filled with beauty, beautiful pictures and lyrics. Take care.

mari said...

There is nothing more precious to me that the Salvation of My Lord given freely to me and mine...and everyone that accepts HIM! Thank you so much for sharing such lovely photos, and to see His Majesty in them... mari

Hope said...

Oh, my dear Stephanie, how precious is this post. I love "How Great Thou Art" and that verse in particular.

I love the Thanksgiving holiday so much because it focuses on thankfulness. We are so blessed!

Such lovely photos - you live is a beautiful place.

May God bless you and your family this Sunday.

♥Hope

Quilty Nana said...

All so true! My all time favorite song. Such a wonderful savior my finite mind can't comprehend His greatness.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Stephanie, oh that we would each and every day "celebrate" Thanksgiving in our hearts for Him! I love the exquisite photos you've taken. What blue skies! And I have to tell you that this precious hymn struck me so deeply...especially today. Today marks the day my daddy went home to be with Jesus, and he had one of the most beautiful baritone voices. This was one of his favorite hymns, and he always sang with great love for his Lord...and it showed in his face and even his body language. There was hardly ever a dry eye when he sang. I have a cassette of many of his solos, and this is so dear. I can still hear him singing it, and it just brings tears to know that right now he with with his Savior and Lord Jesus. Oh, what a blessing and comfort. And I thank God for a daddy who shined the light of Jesus as I grew up. What a beautiful post that I shall bookmark. Hugs and much love to you and your precious family, dearest friend! (And I just love how God's timing is so beautiful!)

Elizabeth said...

I loved this, Stephanie! And how true your words are!! Reminds me of a favorite quote that says, "Thanksgiving is good, but thanks-living is better." The photos are absolutely stunning of the gorgeous mountains!!

I love that old hymn and the words are such a sweet reminder of the great sacrifice that Sweet Jesus paid on that cross.

Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend, and wishing you a beautiful upcoming week! Sending much love to you, dear friend!

Kim said...

Truly spectacular photos showing the majesty of our Loving God! The hymn, How Great Thou Art, truly encapsulates your lovely thoughts, Stephanie.

Mehrll said...

The gorgeous photos you posted are another blessing from God. And truly "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights." James 1:17. You and your posts are blessings from God to me. Thanks for all you share. Love that verse of "How Great Thou Art" especially. Hugs.

Cheryl said...

Dear Stephanie! What a precious, encouraging post! I, too, love this song...as I think most every Christian does. Love and adoration for our dear Lord just wells up within my soul when I hear it. There are two spots that my family and I often come across in our travels where the mountains are SO tall around us on both sides. Almost every time we drive through those certain spots, I start belting out that song in the car! God is such an awesome God Who is worthy of every bit of our praise and gratitude! Thank you for reminding us that every day we are alive and breathing is a day of thanksgiving. Sending you much love and many hugs...you are such a dear blessing to me and to so many others! God bless you in return!!!! :)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Beautiful photos and words. It was a beautiful Sunday here. Incredible weather and I spent the entire day with my husband and kids - A great start to the week ahead!

Valerie said...

How gorgeous. I have missed visiting here with you on your lovely blog. Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend. I wish there were more hours in the day so I could visit with you every day. =) Your beautiful posts always make me smile.

Nikki said...

Such truth to your words. You are so right. There is no greater gift! :) Those old hymns they tell us so much. Love them!! Your pictures were beautiful!

Melanie said...

We sang that song in church this morning. Thank you for your sweet post today!

Linda said...

Amen, Stephanie. This is so beautiful!

Vicky Hunt said...

So beautiful and full of truth! I love this hymn...it's an old favorite. Your photos are just glorious! Not much prettier than freshly fallen snow. Hope you have a lovely week Stephanie.

Hugs, Vicky

NanaDiana said...

Beautifully said, Stephanie. yes- it is true- each day of life is a day of Thanksgiving and, all too often, we get so caught up in daily life that we forget that. Wonderful message. xo Diana

Lady Linda said...

I just love your post dear friend. The pictures are just wonderful and I love the message. You make it very personal.
Love to you this Advent season.

Consider It All Joy said...

Yes, Yes, and Amen!!!

Kira Brennan said...

Beautiful :) Did you take the photos? The mountains are so beautiful.

Kelly-Anne said...

Such beautiful thoughts, dearest Stephanie...we are indeed blessed to have a Saviour who loves us, and loved us enough to die for us! Oh, that we may never take this lightly...
How Great Thou Art is among my very favourite hymns...I actually just listened to the version played by the Piano Guys...oh! Not only are the words amazing, but so is the tune...
Wishing you a blessed upcoming week, dear friend! And my! You do take such delightful pictures...those mountains are magnificent!
Blessings and love to you...
Kelly-Anne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear one! Sorry for being late...and now, off to school again after five glorious days off. YES, THE LORD IS GOOD and that will be forever and ever. Now that's good news. LOVE!

Alex said...

Your words strike a deep chord, my dear Stephanie. Our Lord majestic, He is the essence of giving, upholding us every night and day. How should we not be thankful?
Your photos are breathtaking!
Sending love and hugs to you..

Camille said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie. Your photos are gorgeous! And, the encouragement in the Lord is wonderful. May He truly be our everything! We have nothing without Him. Hugs, Camille

Denise said...

very lovely

Lydia S. said...

Encouraging thoughts! Thanks for sharing! That verse from "How Great Thou Art" really resonated with me today.

Debbie Harris said...

Good Morning! Those words are a beautiful way of beginning this glorious day, as I know I will be singing them in my heart as I go about the day.
We woke up to the most beautiful snow falling as well as nearly 5 inches on the ground. The trees were graced in all their glory, and you know how well I love snow covered trees. :-)
Your photos are breath taking, Stephanie.
Lovely post in deed.

Love you my dear, Mom

Daniela said...

You said it, my sweet soul,
every day we have something which to be grateful for, it's enough to watch the sky and its stars ...

Thank you for your gorgeous post, dearest Stephanie, you've blessed my evening !
Sending much love to you
Dany

Amy at love made my home said...

Wonderful words. That is a wonderful hymn too isn't it. xx

Mindy Whipple said...

Oh yes, Stephanie, EVERY day holds so many things to be thankful for. I have said it before but your Sunday posts are always stirring to my spirit.

Conniecrafter said...

It amazes me every day that he would die for me, such a humbling feeling that is for sure. When I feel like my actions or thoughts are not what he would be proud of I feel so bad that I must have hurt him so by behaving in that way, but when I ask for forgiveness he gives it to me and loves me like he does. Thankful for a forgiving and loving God!

Somerset Wedding Gal said...

Beautiful pairing of images and words, really makes me feel refreshed for the week ahead.

M. E. Stephens said...

Amen. This is a beautiful post, sister.

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

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