Hello, Friends! We're back to posting at ufcwomen.blog, sharing a Thanksgiving post with you on this day before the holiday. We pray that "the God of hope may fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
Eyes Fixed on the Goodness of God
Happy Thanksgiving Week, Friends! We are touched that you are taking a few precious minutes to pause in the busyness of holiday preparations to be with us. Today we're sharing a written (and audio!) post by Jaime Sherman on the practice of fixing our eyes on the goodness of God. The feature also includes a look ahead to our advent series, Thanksgiving songs to enjoy this week, sections to read from the Bible, reflection questions, and a brief look at the first Thanksgiving in the New World 400 years ago.
Practice Sabbath as Worship
As we closed out our teaching time this week, we looked at Psalm 92, also referred to as the Sabbath Psalm. The psalm begins with “It is good to praise the Lord,” which sets the tone for the rest of sabbath. This week as you prepare for your sabbath and during your time of rest, we encourage you to find ways to praise the Lord. What will it look like for you?
Practice Praising God
One way we prepare our hearts for the Sabbath is through thanksgiving. The act of thanking God for the little and big, the easy and hard things of life allows us to acknowledge that all good things come from our Father. Through thanksgiving, we accept His gifts and worship Him for His goodness. In the discipline of slowing down each day to count even just a few things for which we are thankful, we see God’s work around us in new ways.
Counting blessings isn't just for the month of November when our country celebrates Thanksgiving. Today we ask you whether you'll embrace the daily practice of naming the ways God is blessing you.