It's so easy to love fall!! I love the autumn colors and leaves. Love the beautiful sunsets. It's not too cold and not hot either. I find that it's very easy to say "thank you God for the leaves, nature, etc.." But I was thinking over the past few weeks that it's not easy to thank God for the trials that you go through.
That's something everybody knows, but I think that I needed a reminder. Last week was horrible with stressors in the house and outside the house. I was ready to scream or break down, or travel to Moccasin Bend!! I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. Spend the nights crying and the days upset with myself. During our Thanksgiving Meeting last Saturday, I realized that I was missing the attitude of gratitude. I was more upset with the trials I was going through, rather than grateful to God for the blessings provided. I needed a serious work up and change of heart. I began to take the time to praise God, and to say thank you for the trials.
I reminded the Scribblers last week, and I guess was preaching to myself, too when I said "no matter how long it takes, keep on praying, because the prayers are not in vain."
God bless you this Thanksgiving season. I pray that your heart and life demonstrates thanks to God. Take the time to praise Him each day for every thing.