Overflow with Thankfulness

Overflow with Thankfulness
Today's Scripture
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6-7 NIV).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Are you overflowing with thankfulness? Is your thankfulness spilling out on to the people around you? Don’t just think your thanks, show it! Don’t let the kindness of others go unnoticed. Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted the people who are closest to us, but those are the people we should thank the most. Your family, your friends, the ones who love and support you are the ones who should feel your thankfulness the most. And notice this verse says to live in Christ and be built up in Him. When you build yourself up by studying the Word and praying in the Spirit, then the second part of the verse will just come naturally—you will be strengthened in your faith, and your heart will be filled with thankfulness. Take a step of faith today and begin to show your thankfulness to those around you. Let it overflow on to the people around you. Sow seeds of gratitude and blessing. As you do, you will reap an abundant harvest in return and live the life God has planned for you today!

A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for strengthening me with Your faith and love today. Help me to be a blessing to those around me and give me creative ways to let my life overflow with thankfulness. I bless You today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We certainly did! We had all our family here - twelve people around the table including two 15-month-old babies! We enjoyed having everyone here so much. Today they left to go back to their homes. It is always a little sad for me when they leave. I don't like living away from my family, someday I hope we all live in the same area! That's my dream, that's my prayer!

Since I'm still resting and recuperating from all the excitement, I'm going to share the above Joel Osteen devotional with you. I want my life to be a blessing to others, to overflow with thankfulness, and be grateful at all times.
Thank you for your interest, please leave a comment! And please do return soon!



Mary said...


I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the love and laughter of family. Those babies are precious. I saw my 5 month old nephew today and he is adorable. He wants to kiss everyone and there's nothing that soothes the soul and spirit like baby goos and kisses.

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Kelli said...

Beautiful post, Katherine! I'm glad that your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Midlife Cycler said...

OH...I am glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving..out on the porch and enjoying the weather. I think it will be 43 degrees for our high tomorrow.
I am having the family over tomorrow. So, today was cleaning and baking and getting things ready.I will set the table in the morning. Did you take pictures you will be sharing?

Glad you made some nice memories.It will give you much to think about.

Alice said...

Thank you for sharing the devotional. It is a perfect reminder, especially as the season turns more hectic and stressful. I'm glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving. I hope your family will be back with you for Christmas.

Cathy said...

That was a lovely Thanksgiving post. I like your pretty new picture. And I love Joel and Victoria.