Getting ready for Thanksgiving
The table isn’t set, but the dishes are on the buffet, waiting to be put out. The menu is written out, recipe by recipe, so my helpers can all…well, help, naturally. The groceries are purchased and tucked away in the pantry. All it would seem is moving toward being ready for the holy-days….well, almost everything. No matter how nice the table looks, how delicious the food, how kind everyone is to one another, it will be of little consequence if my attitude isn’t right. And it isn’t.
I am staging my own little heart coup because I don’t like that Thanksgiving is a day. I know, I know, no one asked me. 😀 That’s okay. I just find myself wanting to shout that this is a way of life, a state of heart that is to be ours all the time.
For those of us that know the Lord God Most High, how could we NOT be living a life of thanksgiving? How could the words that flow from our hearts not be ones of thanksgiving and praise for all that He has done in our lives and in our hearts?!!! How could we know Him and not just be absolutely blown away by all He is and all that He has made us to be?!!
For some reason, when I’m faced with Thanksgiving as “just” a day this year, I’m really struggling to not have a grumpy attitude. I’m not grumpy at Father, I’m grumpy at the sudden jubilation, after weeks/months of whining and complaining that so many people are participating in. And really, it’s not a grumpiness, it’s a sadness…but it needs to change. Even allowing myself to wallow in that sadness is a distraction from having a heart of gratitude and worship. So, seems to me that in order to be ready for Thanksgiving, I’ve got “house-cleaning” to do. 🙂
Oh Father, may every exhale from me bring forth another reason for praising You, all that You have done and all that You are…regardless of the day.