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.

Brenda Jank and the Run Hard. Rest Well. team are thought leaders in the arena of Restorative Wellness. Find additional resources at www.RunHardRestWell.org. Contact us at: brenda@runhardrestwell.org

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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!

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