Sunday, 12 October 2014

Then Sings My Soul...

 

      Here in Canada we're celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. At our Sunday service today we were reminded that in order to reach our 'promised Land' we need to always have a grateful heart. Indeed, there's so much to be thankful for.

“All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe,” is the passage our minister read from Deuteronomy 8:1. “Just as the Lord commanded the children of Israel to observe the Festival of Harvest, we too, should not come empty handed. We need to honor God, acknowledge our dependence on Him, and praise Him for his rich blessings, both the spiritual and the material.” To this our minister added. “Today people are grumbling as well, just like the children of Israel. And this sin cost them the Promised Land. Is that the path we want to follow? With all the blessings we enjoy daily, homes, food, clothes, bountiful harvest... it seems we always want more. We forget, that when we fill our heart with gratitude, there is no room for grumbling.” 

I came away challenged to be more diligent in practicing an attitude of gratitude. Today, I'm especially grateful for uplifting and worshipful music...like the German version of How Great Thou Art in the video. Watching this brought back some amazing August 2013 memories - my time in Europe! Wouldn't you just love walking this mountain trail? I know, I would. 




What are you grateful for today?


2 comments:

Cynthia Conrad said...

How Great Thou Art is my favourite hymn!

Linda Maendel said...

Thanks, Cynthia. It's one of my favourites as well, especially this time of the year, when we celebrate Thanksgiving.