“…I have come that you might have life, and have it abundantly.” ~John 10:10
Thanksgiving is less then 3 weeks away! I cannot help but feel excited for one of my favorite days of the year!!!
To get into the Holiday spirit, I have created a Thanksgiving Challenge. Starting today, the goal is to take 5 minutes out of each day, and write down something you are thankful for. Save all your notes in a jar and on the big day share them with someone close to you.
This is something you can do on your own, or you can include friends and family. I have decided to make my Thanksgiving Jar our dining room table centerpiece. Each night at dinner, as a family, I will be encouraging my kids to take a few minutes to focus in on the many blessings we have been given.
Big or Small Write Them All
Since I won’t be with you all on Thanksgiving Day, I’ll be sharing each day on my blog some of the things in my life I am Thankful for.
Today, I am so very thankful I live in a land flowing with milk and honey!
That’s right! There are coffee shops on every corner with lattes and mochas in every flavor!
In the Old Testament, when God leads His chosen people out of slavery in Egypt, He promises to establish them in a “land flowing with milk and honey.” Ezekiel 20:6 says, “On that day I swore to them that I would bring them out of Egypt into a land I had searched out for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the most beautiful of all lands.” This verse is used to describe the life of abundance and blessings God has in store for His children.
God wants all of His children to enjoy a life full of abundance. He does not want us to settle for less then His very best. John 10:10 says, “…I have come that you might have life, and have it abundantly.” This promise is for every area of life. He wants our relationships to be fulfilling, our careers, our family life, our health and much more.
Do you feel like you are living a life of abundance and enjoying the “milk and honey” of the land? Or are you barely getting by each day, waiting for something to change? Too often, we settle for less then God’s best for us because we live in fear.
The Israelites lived in fear, even with this amazing promise! The journey from Egypt to the Promised land was long. It was through the dessert (where there were no Starbucks) and they were met with many obstacles. The journey was a part of God’s greater plan to teach His children dependence on Him to meet thier needs, and to give up thier desire for the old comforts of Egypt.
God wants to be our greatest comfort and supply our milk and honey. God does not want us to settle in fear, He wants us to turn to Him every minute of every day and give Him all the thanks and praise due to Him. Then He can lead us into our own Promised Land.
Take the Thanksgiving Challenge
I would encourage you today, to find one thing you can give Thanks for. Write it down and tuck it away somewhere safe. Thank God for His provision in that area of your life and you will open the door for God to pour out more of His blessings and goodness.