Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving

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I remember my first Thanksgiving and surprisingly it wasn’t about our family gathering around the table for a sumptious feast…though I know we did. What I do remember is sitting on an enbankment close to our house, working on an assignment given by my first grade teacher.

“Your assignment for Thanksgiving is to memorize Psalm 100…It’s a good way to remember to give thanks to God for all His many blessings.”

I knew at a young age, there is a God who created the heavens and earth and all those in it. Memorizing that Psalm was one of the early disiplines that set my heart on the pathway of knowing God. I am grateful I can still quote that psalm by heart today.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness.
Come before his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord he is God. 
It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves.
We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. 
Enter his gates with Thanksgiving and into his courts with praise.
Be thankful unto him and bless his name. 
For the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting
and His truth endureth to all generations (Psalm 100 KJV).

We have many versions to choose from now, but back then the King James Version of the Bible was all we had. Yet I must confess… though I now drop the thees and thous, I love this version because it brings back such special memories of my early childhood.

What special memories of Thanksgiving past come to your mind today?

Happy Thanksgiving! May your time with family and friends be especially blessed today as you gather around the table to thank the Lord for all His many blessings.

8 thoughts on “Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving

  1. Thank God for the times when teachers could make such an assignment, when God was still Lord in the classrooms. But, there are still godly teachers in the classrooms and I praise God that he never leaves us without a witness! Thank you Glenda for sharing Gods words..

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    • Sandy, like you I am grateful there are still godly teachers in our classrooms…knowing you were one of those! Thanks for remaining such a gracious witness of His ancient words…still very relevent and essential for us today. Happy Thanksgiving dear friend!

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  2. Wow, how encouraging. God’s word never disappoints. Thanks!

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  3. This is awesome, Glenda–what a smart teacher 🙂 Hope you are having a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  4. This helped me remember how much school has changed for our grandchildren. I’m thankful for Christian teachers who shine the Light of Jesus, even when they can’t use His word to teach. Love you! Thanksgiving blessings!

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    • Oh yes, so much has changed since I was in school. Could the Lord do that again? That’s my prayer, for a revival in our land that will impact our schools, our government and world. Thanksgiving blessings back to you and yours. Hugs!

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