Thursday was Thanksgiving and Friday I met up with some of my good camp friends just to hang out during the holiday season. I love my friends and I love Thanksgiving! It is such a good holiday. Supposedly we are celebrating Native Americans and Pilgrims sharing a bountiful feast. Although in most instances they didn’t really get along, what with all the scalping and all. But, hey that makes the idea that much happier. But really, besides Black Friday, there doesn’t seem to be that much commercialism behind Thanksgiving. People travel whether it be driving or flying just to eat dinner with family. Priorities for one day of the year seem to be straight.
I am thankful for God’s provision. He has given me so much-
~A wonderful loving family: parents that have shared their Christian faith with me throughout my childhood; two sisters that I can turn to for advice and have fun with, and a brother who has served to protect our country’s ideals.
~My daily bread: I have never truly been in need for anything. He has always provided me with shelter, clothing, and food. He comes through financially every time. Every time. He has given me a country where I am free to worship him.
~Great friends: the kind I can turn to when times are good or bad. Who I can talk with about Him and lean on while having fun.
Yet, often I find myself looking for more.
What if this season was about being satisfied? Satisfied with what God has given me and in the knowledge that He will be faithful to provide.
Looking for more isn’t always bad. But I have decided to start looking to God instead. Looking to God to provide my needs an wants. He knows what’s best.
On Facebook there is a “looking for” section. What if you left it blank? It doesn’t mean you don’t want more friends or a relationship, neither are bad. If I decide instead to look to God for meaningful and loving relationships.
In the meantime I wait, I pray, I trust, and I follow His will.
His timing is perfect. He is all-seeing and knows what I need and what I want. He is loving and will provide what is best.
So most of all this Thanksgiving I am thankful for my amazing God.