How was your Thanksgiving week? Did the fun end all too soon for you?
Was your focus fully on the blessings of the week? Or, did the process of preparing everything take priority over enjoying it?
Please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles with that! Concentration while preparing doesn’t come easy when there’s activity and chatter around the room. How I want to stop and join in! I must force myself to focus on each task at hand when preparing. Whether it’s a recipe, setting the table, organizing buffet line hot pads, I must concentrate while preparing. Can you relate?
Do you find it easy to delegate things? To give others tasks? Can you teach me how to do that well?
This year, I chopped some ingredients in advance to cut down on prep time while everyone was here. It helped, but there are always things that have to wait ’til the last minute.
I’m thankful for willing helpers…for family members who do not complain when everything doesn’t turn out perfect…when I’m distracted (ADD!) and not smiling always…and when they help clean up. How about you?
If your Thanksgiving festivities are over, today can be a day of basking in the aftermath of good times. Our preparation gave over to good family fun, good food, good memories. Let’s involve God in the Thanksgiving of our hearts, shall we?
Let’s worship through songs of thanksgiving.
Just as we concentrate on preparing our home, our table, and finally, our meal at Thanksgiving, we prepare for worship.
Throughout the year, we prepare our hearts for worship each week. Then, when we engage in worship, we can fully rejoice.
You bless me more than you probably realize. So, thank you.
I’m thankful for you all.