Be thankful, what is for you is for you and learn to cradle
“But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.” — Mark 10:40 (KJV)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
Let’s begin the holiday season by cradling. Cradling first at home; then let’s take it to the streets.
Although Thanksgiving is not a Holy Day it is a Holiday. What we do and how we acknowledge our blessings throughout our days determines our point of view; everyday is a Holy Day.
Recognizing our control or lack of, identifying or denying if we do have power over outcomes, seems to be a perplexing perpetual mental gymnastic exercise we go through unnecessarily. Thereby causing undue stress and emotional collapses.
“Everything that happens has happened before; nothing is new, nothing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9
How do you find thankfulness in home foreclosures, sickness, and death or in any dreadful situation?
Giving up and succumbing to hopelessness is not a discriminating trait; however there are support systems that offer buffers and security. “The sacrifice that honors me is a thankful heart. Obey me, and I, your God, will show my power to save.” Psalm 50:23 (CEV)
Handling difficulties through trials and tribulations are not easy to overcome. With understanding and a belief in the Holy Word, guided by the Holy Spirit, things are placed in a perspective better understood. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
As day turns into night and seasons change, everything has its time and place, it all has been set before. “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
If it is to happen, it will happen. There’s no stopping the sun from shining, or the seas from rushing to the shores. The moon will always kiss the night skies with a blissful glow and when seeds are planted and if God says so they will break through the crust of the earth and grow.
“I am God Most High! The only sacrifice I want is for you to be thankful and to keep your word.” Psalm 50:14 (CEV)
Your life is a blessing and worth thanking God for. Each day, each moment praise Him more.
He’s the one who runs the earth! He cradles the whole world in his hand! “If he decided to hold his breath, every man, woman, and child would die for lack of air.”
— Job 34: 14-15 (The Message)
What a beautiful thought. The thought of being held, protected, comforted; safe and secure from all dangers, seen and unseen.
Cradling is such a warm and forgiving term. It symbolizes freedom in its most protected sense, freedom from every obtrusion and any unwelcome occasions.
How peaceful, how divine.
Happy Thanksgiving and may the blessings that we have be shared with each other from the cradle to the grave.
In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NASB)
Dear God, I am forever thankful that You considered to even bless me while you cradle me in Your arms. Amen.
GOD’S SMALLEST THOUGHT OF US IS OUR GREATEST BLESSING