We Have A Lot to Be Thankful For!

November 25, 2013 in God - Faith - Hope - Love

Hi friends, this is a blessing from my pastor and husband during our church service this Sunday. We celebrated the blessings that have come to our church family and to us personally. Not everything has been smooth sailing, but that is how life can be right? But, it is so good to remember and count our blessings because we do have a lot to be thankful for. The top Responsive Reading is for each of us as followers of Christ and the bottom is for our church fellowship. I am sure you will be able to relate to both. The drawing below is the doodling I did during the service.

Scroll to the bottom to view a short video and learn a fun kids song called “We’ve Got A Lot to Be Thankful for”.  

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. Dawn

We have a lot to be thankful for


          Responsive Reading 

 He forgives all my sins 
and heals all my diseases.

He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.

He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

BLESS Response

“Bless the Lord O My Soul & All that is Within Me, Bless His Holy Name”

The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.


For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth! He has removed our sins as far from us 
as the east is from the west.


The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.

But the love of the Lord remains forever 
with those who fear him.


Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
 Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning;
 Great is Your faithfulness.


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future


“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.  I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades


I Will never leave you or forsake you but will be with you every step of the way!     


          Personal Responsive 

Lord as you know, we started this work 23 years ago and have been in this place for 10 years and you have been with us every step of the way?


We have seen up times and down times. Sweet peace and turmoil, abundant times & Lean times, but you have remained our faithful constant guide, refuge & friend.


At times we have been very sure of our direction and other times we groped after you to understand, but you have never abandoned us and continually showered your mercies upon us and led us even when we didn’t know where you were leading.


Lord we thank you for those who have come to Faith through this ministry and the many who found the power of your Grace to be restored from their brokenness, loneliness and discouragement. You know them all by name!


Lord we thank you for those who became soldiers & servants for you, in order to ”Bring people to Jesus and Jesus to people and assisted them to become fully devoted followers”


‘So now Lord we thank and praise and bless your Holy Name for allowing us to be Errand boys and Errand girls, IN THIS CORNER OF THE VINEYARD, to give witness of the Good News, which is the power of God for Salvation!


Finally Lord, what can we say! But by your grace we will say what David said, “who are we, that you have shown such kindness to us!  ALL that we are and anything we’ve given to you, is already yours, it all comes from your hand. But we thank you 1000 times over for your loving kindness that’s better than life & for the great honor & privilege to serve You & to enjoy the many benefits that have come to us BY YOUR SHEER GENEROSITY!


Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving…


Thankful Song Video


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