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Friday, November 18, 2016

Spiritual Sacrifice

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November- The Month of Thankfulness and Praise.


“I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.” Psalm 116:17 (NIV)

            The psalmist tells his readers, even those of today, that he would give an offering and praise to God as a form of sacrifice. We think of a sacrifice as being something that causes a hardship. However, a Biblical understanding of sacrifice simply means something brought before God. In the Old Testament, the people brought as a tribute before or an offering to God.

            What do we praise God for in our present world? I find myself praising Him for the beautiful weather we have experienced this late in the year. As I sit in my living room initially composing this meditation, our back door is open, letting the late afternoon sunshine into our kitchen. The temperature was a bit nippy this morning for me to spend time on my front porch.

            Besides the weather, I am thankful that we were able to fix up more of our house this year.

            In addition, I give God praise I am better physically than I was one year ago. I was incapacitated. Now, we usually get out and go to the store or shopping. I get out to do visitation every other week and attend a prayer group on Wednesday mornings and attend midweek worship service and a second prayer group on Wednesday evenings. For the ability to do these activities, I am thankful.

What are some things you give praise or thanksgiving for?

UNPLUGGING

One special thing I am thankful for this year is that our son can be home to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. He was able to be with us last year but that was when I was incapacitated. This is a very special time for us, 

Because he will be here and stay overnight, on the weekend, I am going to unplug until Monday, November 28th. My prayer for all you is that you have a joyous Thanksgiving celebration with your loved ones,







10 comments:

  1. Hi Cecelia! I'm so glad that you feel better this year, what a blessing that is!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your son. A true reason to be thankful :)
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you, Ceil. Sometimes I feel selfish when it comes to spending time with him. But I always enjoy those days.

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  2. So thankful that you are so much better this year! What an answer to prayer!!! And yes, by all means "unplug" while your son is with you. We'll still be here when you get back! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  3. Pam: I have a lot to do to get my house "company ready." I'm thankful for you and all the other readers of my blog.

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  4. Wonderful post. Have a great time with your son and enjoy being unplugged.

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  5. Mary: We plan to enjoy having him home with us. I told people who asked about our plans that he has to work tomorrow (Friday.) I'd rather have him here for most of two days rather than he come today (Thursday) for a few hours. I am selfish when it comes to having him home. Some have told me I wasn't selfish--just a mother.

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  6. Hi Cecelia .. thanks for the pop in - I'm glad you'll be celebrating on Saturday, which will be a special day for you with family ... and here's to a peaceful, fruitful and happy year ahead ... enjoy yourselves - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary, Thank you. I caught 'a bug' and have been ill since Thursday (It's Monday.) I have an appointment to see a Nurse Practitioner later this morning. We all were draggy, but we were together.

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  7. Happy unplugging! Haha...sometimes that can be holiday in and of itself, something we couldn't have understood before our phones talked to us. Haha

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    1. Thank you, Sandi, It was nice except for being sick. I did make some progress on getting my house in order. I a always a work in progress.

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