A Thanksgiving Exercise
No, I am not referring to that possible jog or brisk walk in the early evening after eating a feast on Thanksgiving day. We could all do that too.
This morning I happened to stop by a blog I read most of the time called “True Woman.” The title of the blog today intrigued me because I thought the writer was going to challenge readers to start a blessing jar as described by Jason Wright in a book by the same title. Well, I was guessing wrong.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss, the writer of this day’s blog instead tells of a jar filled with questions. She passed it around her family after the dinner. Each person, including children, took one question from the jar and then they spontaneously answered the question they had drawn. Here is her list of questions:
Here are the questions I included in the Blessing Jar:
- Name a song that has been a blessing to you this year.
- Name one friend who has been a blessing to you this year.
- What is one book that has been a blessing to you this year?
- Share a Bible verse that has been a blessing to you this year.
- Share one special memory from the past year for which you are grateful.
- What is something about your church that has been a blessing to you this year?
- How have you seen the heart of Jesus in a member of your family?
- What is one financial or material blessing from the past year for which you are grateful?
- How have you seen God at work in the life of an unbeliever this year?
- What is one area of your life where you have seen God at work this year?
- What is one answer to prayer you have experienced this year?
- Share something from the past year that has been “hard,” for which you are grateful.
You might want to borrow from her list, or add some of your own. Of course, if it is a big gathering, some of the questions could be put in the jar or continer twice. (I would use a basket I think) . Even if you live alone, or there are just two of you, this list carries some things that will make you think. I would love it if some of you would pick just one question and answer it here on the blog, or on the facebook posting. Registering is not difficult. I also encourage you to simply follow the blog by e mail. The whole blog drops into your e mail and you can read it there. I don’t set my blog to just a few words and force people to link to the website. To get this via e mail, just go to FOLLOW and type in your email address. You won’t get any junk mail as a result–just me. And I am not junk! God doesn’t make junk.