Posted by: Peggie Bohanon | November 19, 2012

“A thankful child” – Today’s devotional

A Web walk each weekday with Peggie through a home called Peggie’s Place! . . . .

I’m a little girl at heart….and I love birthdays! I just had one…my 39th AGAIN…grin…, and it was the “bestest” birthday. I had flowers and ecards, Facebook messages and love and hugs–AND CHOCOLATE–and it was so much fun. I felt very loved and enjoyed every minute of it….just like a little kid! Now I know you all have birthdays too, and I hope at least one day of the year, you can let your hair down and act like a little kid, just like me. It really does a heart good!

I know Someone else who wants us to act like HIS little kid…HIS child…and that’s our Heavenly Father. He’s not an old grandfather with a big stick, or a prudish parent without a sense of humor and fun–He’s a wonderful heavenly Father who loves and and delights in us. His Only Son called him “Abba, Father,” a term of endearment such as “Daddy.” Do you think we can all be little kids for just a little while and sit at HIS feet and thank Him for His goodness? It’s Thanksgiving time in the USA and time to thank the best Father of all for His love to us, wherever we live. Forget the grocery list for now, and let’s list our blessings from the ONE who really fills our life with good things!

I’m accepted!

Thank You, Father, for accepting me–just the way I am. Some days I’m not very nice; some days I’m rather impatient, unkind, ungrateful–and just plain selfish. And yet You love me–You constantly show me in so many ways that it’s ok to be me. Now You don’t tolerate my sin – I know that – but You help me grow–You make me BETTER. And all the while, You let me know deep within my heart that I am “accepted in the beloved.” Thank You, Heavenly Father!

I’m approved!

Thank You, Father, for approving me–for whatever service I do for You. You’ve given me gifts and talents; I’ve given them back to You. You use them–and You overwhelm me with Your divine blessings. You let me know, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Lord, I need that, especially on the days when I feel unappreciated, overworked, or just plain “weary in well doing.” I need that approval when I make mistakes and when I fail. You never scowl nor scorn me–You love me. Your smile of approval is warm and welcoming, however I feel and whatever I do–when I’ve done it for You. Thank You, Heavenly Father!

I’m amazed!

Thank You, Father, for overwhelming me with Your wondrous joy, Your unfailing love, Your amazing grace! You shower me with goodness and glory–You love me in such a unique, individual way–and what is so amazing is that You love everyone else in the whole world the same way! Your plans for my life are beyond my comprehension–I look back in wonder, I stand in awe, I look forward with a secure heart–for You plan nothing but the best for my life. Sometimes it’s pain, and I grow. Sometimes it’s pleasure, and I delight! But it’s always the best. YOU’RE the best, Lord, and I love You. Thank You, Heavenly Father!

Our Almighty, all-wise, all-loving Father knows that a child needs acceptance and approval. Sometimes earthly fathers fail, and kids never receive the important qualities of security they need in early childhood. They spend a lifetime looking for them–in all the wrong places. If that’s you, then receive God’s amazing grace today–and know His acceptance and approval, as no earthly father can give. If you’ve been fortunate enough to know the love of a wonderful earthly dad, thank God for that blessing. But remember Your Heavenly Father IS the best–and He gives the best to His kids. It’s yours–reach out and receive all the acceptance, approval and love you need today–there’s enough for us ALL!

Scripture: “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name (Psalm 100:4 KJV).”

Prayer: “Lord, I come to You as a child, needing Your acceptance, Your approval and Your love. Help me to know and to feel the true, unfailing love of my Heavenly Father this week. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

–Copyright 2012 by Peggie C. Bohanon, Springfield, MO 65803. All rights reserved.
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Today’s Scripture readings:
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