Thursday, November 25, 2010

All the Thanks and Praise

"... if you should render all the thanks and praise which your whole soul has power to possess, to that God who has created you, and has kept and preserved you, and has caused that ye should rejoice...if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, and even supporting you from one moment to another—I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants.

...And now, in the first place, he hath created you, and granted unto you your lives, for which ye are indebted unto him. And secondly, he doth require that ye should do as he hath commanded you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you; and therefore he hath paid you. And ye are still indebted unto him, and are, and will be, forever and ever; therefore, of what have ye to boast? And now I ask, can ye say aught of yourselves? I answer you, Nay. Ye cannot say that ye are even as much as the dust of the earth; yet ye were created of the dust of the earth; but behold, it belongeth to him who created you."

I'm feeling really grateful this Thanksgiving for the things for which I will never be able to repay God for, the blessings that I take for granted each day of my life but which shape the quality and rhythm of my life.

Grateful to be a woman,

to live in a land free from war

to have my basic needs provided

for knoweldge of the restored gospel

for a healthy body

for daily miracles

and God's tender mercies.

My heart is full.

How can I ever really thank Him ?


  1. I am not sure that we can. However, I think I can feel gratitude way more often than I usually do. I too am thankful for all of God's tender mercies. He is the unconditional in Love.

  2. Loved this post. Although Thanksgiving is over, the spirit still carries on. You're right... we can never thank our Heavenly Father enough. :)

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