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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Leap for Joy with Thankful Praise

            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  This is the day before Thanksgiving.  Time to take care of all those last minute details to make sure you’re ready for the big day. Hope your pantry is stocked with plenty of Joy Juice!

            Many of us are looking forward to family coming to share our Thanksgiving holidays.   We may be consumed with grocery shopping, cooking, straightening our house, getting the yards clean so that we will be ready for our guests.  But are we missing the point?  Don’t you think that during this season, we should slow down a little and take time to count our blessings?  There is an old hymn that I can remember that tells us to “Count your many blessings, name them one by one…and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”

            When we stay too busy to recognize all that God has done and is doing in our lives, then we are TOO BUSY!  May I suggest that as we go about our day today, let’s take a few minutes to meditate on the goodness of God.  Let’s open the book of Psalms and read some of the beautiful verses that were penned by men who loved God whole-heartedly.  Time after time, we are reminded in this precious book, to be thankful.  Psalm 28:7 says “My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”

            So, even if you’ve got a busy day today, before you start “hopping”,   allow your heart to leap for joy in thankful praise to God.

Let’s focus on all our many blessings of joy and have a special Thanksgiving!

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