Thankful All Year Long | Free Printable

Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.  For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Hebrews 13:12-15

Thankful Every Day

     I know that Thanksgiving is passed, and wasn’t it wonderful? True, it was different for most people this year, and everything may not always have been fun and games, but we still had so much to be thankful for. As a matter of fact, we still do!

     As the above verse said, “let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually.” It’s easier to do during the Thanksgiving season when everyone is talking about it and we are constantly being reminded. But, God has given us so much to be thankful for everyday.  Even if we had nothing else, we have the best gift, the gift of salvation, which is enough to never stop praising Him for. And above that He showers us with even more!

     A few weeks ago a friend invited me to join her in trying to write down 1,000 things that I am thankful for, before the end of the year if possible. I’ll admit that I haven’t gotten very far, (I’m only around 50) but I started getting into it more yesterday.

     It really is a blessing to sit down and write out multiple things that I am thankful for all at one time. Doing this can help give you more of a realization of just how blessed you are! It’s amazing how the more blessings you write down, the more blessings it brings to mind.

Free Journaling Page

     May I challenge you to make it a regular part of your life to praise the Lord and count the many ways He has blessed you? To make it just a little bit more special, I made a free printable page for you to use to list the things you are thankful for.  Click on the graphic below to take you to the free resource library where you can enter your password you receive when you join the blog.  And there you’ll find your free printable!

     This free printable can be cut in half to make 2 half size pages. I plan to punch the 2 pages and put them in my planner. Each page has a place to write down 20 blessings, or if they are short, you can write more than one per line.

Let’s Give Thanks!

     So, even though the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone for another year, let’s make thanksgiving an every day part of our lives.  Will you join me?  I’m going to list out a few things I’m thankful for, and I’d love for you to do the same thing in the comments.

  1. I’m so thankful that Jesus, my Creator and the powerful God of the universe, gave His life to take my sins and the sins of every person so that each one of us can come to Him and have a personal relationship with Him.  This is something that I will never be able to understand: how He could love me and you this much!
  2. I’m thankful to have been raised in godly home, and for the love of my family and close relationships with them.
  3. I’m blessed to have many godly friends who encourage me in the Lord and share in my life.   
  4. I’m thankful for a warm house on this cold, drizzly day.
  5. Mint tea is something I’ve really been enjoying lately, and I’m thankful that there is half a gallon waiting for me right now.
  6. Free printables – in case you hadn’t noticed by now, I enjoy making and using printables.
  7. I’m thankful that God allowed me to start a blog this year and for each one of who you take the time to read it.

   

 It’s your turn!  What are you thankful for today?

 

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

In Christ,

Bethany

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8 Comments

  1. Oh, what an encouraging post!

    Here are some things I’m thankful for:

    1). I’m thankful for good neighbors that are always happy to help in any situation…
    2). For the opportunity for me to take walks with my mom, and enjoy good conversations with her! She’s such a great listener, and always gives great advice!

    3). the complete peace the Lord gives us when we trust in Him!

    Thank for so much for this encouraging post, Bethany! The Lord has used it to bless me 💖

    1. Thank you so much, Anna! It really blesses me to know that the Lord used this post to bless you! 🙂 I love the things that you are thankful. Good neighbors are a blessing, and moms to listen and give advice are priceless. I’ve been especially thankful this year for the peace God gives and the ability we have to unburden our hearts to Him and find rest.
      “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalm 62:8

  2. Grace says:

    I’m grateful for friends like you!
    I’m also grateful for the future God has for me.
    What a wonderful post! Thank you Bethany. ❤️

    1. My family sits down in the evening before bed to say something about each person, including God, that we are grateful for. We call these things “gratefuls” ED 😀

      1. Gratefuls ED!!! 🙂 I love that! Gratefulness is such a good habit to build, and I think it’s very special to share with your family what you are thankful for about them.

    2. And I’m grateful for friends like you, Grace! Friends who can keep us company and point us to the Lord are such a blessing.
      “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17

  3. Agape says:

    Hi! I don’t know why I just now saw this post. I enjoyed the whole post as well as the comments! There are soooooooooo many things to be grateful for!
    God is so good!
    1) I am thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who is such a patient Teacher. I am so thankful for His gentle leadings and the lessons He teaches!
    2) I am thankful for Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord! He has saved me from sin and enabled me to live and walk in newness of life. Without Him I could do nothing!
    3) I am thankful for my family. Many people have told me that I do not know how blessed I really am.
    4) I am thankful for friends like Bethany who ask me how I’m doing, encourage me, and tell me they’re praying for me. Thank you, dear Bethany!
    5) I am thankful for fresh air, water to drink, snow on the ground, food to eat, electricity, long hair, my watch, clothes to wear, my home, a comfortable pillow, and so much more!
    I appreciate Grace’s comment about her family’s habit of gathering in the evenings and naming “gratefuls”. Thanks, Grace! God bless you!

    1. I’m glad God brought you to the post at the right time, Agape! Thank you for sharing some of your blessings with us. I’m more and more thankful these days for #1, God’s patience. He doesn’t give up on me, but is always there, ready to lead me and give me the strength to keep growing! Aww, I’m thankful for your friendship and encouragement as well, Agape! It’s such a blessing that the Lord allows the body of Christ to encourage each other and that with technology we can easily reach across the miles for virtual hugs. 🙂

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