Eighteen hours from Thanksgiving Day I sit here talking to Dad and reading in my Lazy Boy*. I’m reminded how undeservedly ‘blessed’ I am . . . blessed with family, friends, good health, relative ‘billionaire wealth’ (46% of the 7.7 billion people we share this planet with subsist on less than $5.50/day), and unwarranted ‘success’ in spite of my innumerable dismal failures.
In his book Gods at War Kyle Idleman points out that “success” is infrequently mentioned in Scripture, and one of the closest biblical equivalents is the word “blessed”. Kyle states, “…the word blessed is an indication not that you have done something, but something has been done for you … success is when we achieve: blessed is when we receive.”
This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for family, friends, good health, my relative ‘billionaire’ wealth’ and unwarranted ‘success’. Most of all, I’m thankful for our God who, in spite of myself, has saved and has done so much for me . . . and for placing each of you along my life’s path as I journey towards Home.
Happy Thanksgiving! Be Blessed!
*Reading and Lazy Boy are synonymous to milk and cookies to me . . . Inseparable!
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