victorian-quiltPrior to Thanksgiving, I was prepared to quote the Scripture below on Thanksgiving Day. Funny, that I thought there would be time to post! However; this is Sunday, the other end of the holiday, and after absorbing the Scripture; I confess that I don’t pray for my family with the same passion that overflowed from Paul’s heart.

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:3-6

I could list a multitude of “things” for which I am thankful — yet; today, in the reflective peace and quiet I find that I am most thankful for the God of the Universe . . .

who has given me a faith big enough to love each member of my family,

who gently nudges me to pray for my family, and

who assures me that He controls their journey and their destiny.

His Thanksgiving gift to me is a renewed spirit to pray for my family {in specific ways} as it grows and expands to include sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews, brother-in-laws, and a son-in-law.

with a very thankful heart,