Christian Living thankfulness

Warming Up to Thanks

Despite recent renovations to our almost 90 year old church building, there was no heat for worship service yesterday morning. The temperature outside was 23 degrees Fahrenheit.

It wasn’t that big of a deal; everyone simply kept their coats on. Except for one brother from Northern Germany who was comfortable in his short sleeves. 😀🏝

Our pianist played an introduction to the first hymn, like always, but when the organist came in something sounded off. Apparently, our non electronic pipe organ doesn’t like the cold, because it sounded like a street corner accordion! Hearing a properly tuned piano and an out-of-tune organ playing together grates on the nerves.🙃

Thankfully, sometime during the third hymn, the old organ began to warm up and sound right. It and the piano agreed to play in the same key.🙂

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.

Psalm 107:31

I want to give thanks to the Lord. It’s a good idea. Agreed. But there’s a problem: my “thanker” is a little cold. I’m saying the right words but something sounds off.

Yet, the more I “Count my blessings,” as the old hymn says, I warm up to what God has done. Next thing you know I’m playing in perfect tune with heaven’s harmony!

Kind reader, as a wise mentor of mine says, “We learn by doing.” So let’s keep counting our blessings.

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️ prayers and love.

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

30 replies on “Warming Up to Thanks”

Sorry, Jo. For some reason your comment went to my SPAM folder. Come on, Word Press, everyone knows the Quiet Roarer!😀

Your thoughts are exactly what I meant to say. Thankfulness should become a habit—such as brushing one’s teeth—like it, or not!

Thank you for stopping by. God bless!

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Great post, thanks for the encouraging reminder to give thanks. Gratitude is always the right response, and should be practiced daily. That’s easy to say, isn’t it? I love your piano/organ illustration in this post. Long ago I was the pianist at our small church in our small town for 25 years or so. If the hymn was written in a key that no one could sing without straining a vocal cord, I’d transpose it a half step or two or three. We had an organ also, but not always an organist. Wouldn’t you know, one Sunday I forgot there was an organist and transposed the song while the organ played it in the original written key. THAT was fun. Not.

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My next younger brother would often say to his kids (instead of “what are you doing?”) “What are you practicing?” Especially when they would be a little too quiet. It usually ment they were up to something parents would not approve.

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Dave, I used to play organ for my church along with another lady who played the piano. One Sunday we began playing a familiar hymn, but we were using different versions of our hymnbook — and the hymn was in different keys! The congregation thought it was hilarious!

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