30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ Day 6

~ that the guy who handles the food noticed I had been given the wrong date for my hamper delivery and we organised a time that is suitable
~ we helped our son apply for a casual job, and got it all done online
~ we had a nice meal of homemade lamb & prosciutto burgers

The theme for today is peace.

Karla wrote this verse:

Philippians 4:6...
Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING,
present your requests to God.
And the PEACE of GOD,
which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Supplication with thanksgiving? That sounds like our kids "begging" for something. Next time I mention to my husband about what the kids do or do not take for granted I will consider if I do that myself with my heavenly Father. I complain too that they don't trust us to give the things they need, I am sure, I should consider that too.

Amazing, we must end up being as peaceful as a child. My childhood was very carefree, or I remember it that way. Endless summer days. Interesting thought.

I need that peace of God as we move into Christmas and a big time in our family as our son finishes high school, again. We have two houses and are anxious to be able to support our son when he goes to university. Like Karla says:

"God doesn't want us to worry... He wants to give us peace.
But I can pray and walk away and still not have peace. So can you. But I have learned, through this verse, that the key to receiving and walking in God's peace... the part we tend to read right over.. is with THANKSGIVING!"

Next time I wonder if I am being silly leaving it all to God, I will make sure I think about the thanksgiving aspect of it.

Photo taken today, Saturday, it was like an endless summer driving out there listening to Joel Turner.


Out Back said…
Hello Linda, Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving comment.

I am enjoying reading what you are thankful for in this series. We all have a lot to be thankful for but not many of us stop to think about it. People tend to think more about what they don't have instead of their blessings.

I was thinking about my grandmother this morning while going to garage sales. How hard would her life have been?? We are so lucky we don't have to struggle like they did. Just about everything would have been hand made because shops back in my grandmothers time were not accessible...not like me, just hop in the car, go to the shops without a second thought about it.

Hope you have a great weekend.


*Sorry to go on a bit, was supposed to be a short comment!
Doreen said…
I agree with you. the little things are very important in life, which are mostly overlooked. take time to smell the roses!!

lovely post!!
scrappy quilter said…
What a wonderful post Linda. Very thought provoking.

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