With all the preparations for Thanksgiving and having company here for the holiday, I am re-posting an article that I wrote for our church blog, The Fountain. We were asked to write about only one thing we are thankful for, so, myself and several other writers posted articles of Thanksgiving.
Some of the other articles were:
I’m Thankful for Pastor Jerry (by Stephen Simpson)
Thankful for This Time and Place (by Jonita Barram)
Thankfulness at Thanksgiving (by Lou Gentry)
My article on the blog:
In view of the Thanksgiving season, I have asked our blog authors to write about one thing they are thankful for. Lee is up first.
Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. (1 Chronicles 16:8 KJV)
One thing is all Stephen will let us be thankful for. So I won’t mention the other 9,000 things I am thankful for.
The Lord has given me an interest in our avian friends, the birds, and it has brought so many blessings from it. When observing them, their colors, behavior, the variety, and just the wonder of them, I can’t help but be THANKFUL!
Woodstorks on top of tree at Circle B -7-22-11 by Lee
The Lord and I have a running conversation when birdwatching or looking for photos of birds for my blog. Here are some of my thought and talks with Him:
Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae) babies ©©coracii
“Wow! Look at you! Lord you really created them neat”
Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) by Peter Ericsson
“Lord, what an amazing coloring.”
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) ©©Flickr
“Amazing! How did you think of so many different designs and colors?”
Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) by SanDiegoZoo
“(Chuckle) Lord you sure have a sense of humor on some of these birds!”
“Lord, you caused the donkey to talk, could you bring that bird out where I can see it.?” (Thankfully, it has worked several times. Thank You Lord.)
On and on the conversations go. I love the Lord and I am so thankful to Him for that interest and the love He has put in me for His Creation, especially the birds.
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; (Ephesians 5:20 KJV)
Other Thanksgiving 2011 Posts:
Other Posts by Lee:
Since this is my blog and it is Thanksgiving today, I can add more things I am thankful for. Of course the thing I am most thankful for is my salvation provided through the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Caught Dan on the Boardwalk trying to find a bird
Next I am thankful for my husband, Dan, who is the other love of my life. I am thankful for the 48 years the Lord has allowed us to spend together. We are both thankful that we share our love for the Lord and enjoy being allowed to serve Him in various ways.
I am thankful for Faith Baptist Church, here in Winter Haven, FL and the others we have attended over the years. What a blessing it is to attend, listen to great preaching, singing, and have great friends. Serving the Lord here is great. As we lived in other places over the years, we have had great blessings and friends there also.
I am thankful for this blog and all of you who stop by and read the articles that are produced. I am very thankful for the writers like ajmithra, Ian Montgomery, Dottie Malcolm, Stephen Simpson, April Lorier and others who have contributed their talents. All the photographers and videographers who have allowed their photos and videos to be used.
Then our families and friends, who could not be thankful for them. On and on I could go for the many blessings in my life, but I will stop there for now. Just the 10, 466 birds in the world would put me past the 9,000 things I am thankful for.
Look around you today and count your many blessings. There are many.
Lord Bless your day and Happy Thanksgiving.
A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (Psalms 100:1-5 KJV)
Here are other Thanksgiving related posts:
Birds of the Bible – Thanksgiving 2010
Birds of the Bible – Fatted Fowl 2009
Thanksgiving Turkey 2009
Happy Thanksgiving 2008
R.A.Torrey’s Topical Bible – Thanksgiving