A Thanksgiving Heart to Heart

By Brenda Jank

Gratitude alters intimate relationships. 

It is a life-giving foundation. It says, in neon lights, “I see you. I recognize who you are and how I am blessed by your life and your love!”

Entitlement is ugly. 

Indifference is even uglier. 

Hitting pause and taking time to recognize God’s remarkable goodness in my life is a gift to God, but it is an even bigger gift to me. Gratitude draws me into His presence. It opens the door to a “heart to heart” when we need it most.

When was the last time you wrote God a Love Letter?

A Thank You Letter? 

Was it written with pen and paper or was it sent silently, prayerfully? 

As I peer into the next few days of a Covid-19 Thanksgiving – altered and re-fashioned, I will be looking for a quiet corner to explore, as my friend Suzanne coined it, the tension between grief and gratitude. I believe Jesus will meet me there, as I pour out to Him my heart and my hope. Face-to-face, heart-to-heart, He will feed and free my soul.

Want to join me? 

I am going to start and end in Psalm 100 (NIV) 

Psalm 100 – A psalm for giving grateful praise

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

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4 thoughts on “A Thanksgiving Heart to Heart”

    • Hi Pop – ! Hi Mom – !

      Psalm 100 is one of my favorites, too.
      Big cyber hugs coming your way!

      Love you!

      *Brenda Jank* Executive Director 260-239-1297 http://www.runhardrestwell.org

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