A Song for Sunday–All I Can Do (Thank You)

All I Can Do (Thank You)–Mikeschair

All I can do is thank You
For this life I never deserved
Wanna thank You for the grace
I know I don’t have to earn
You love me, You love me
Your mercy is proof
All I can do is say thank You
All I can do is say thank You

With our Canadian Thanksgiving holiday coming up tomorrow, we have been busy with gatherings this weekend. We’ve had the luxury of spending time with friends and relatives, enjoying great meals, and taking a little extra time to visit. My list of things to be thankful for is long, but the icing on the cake has been the weather! We were able to sit outdoors at tables, enjoying the autumn sunshine, swishing away the occasional pesky bee–definitely unusual for this time of year.

This weekend has given me a little nudge, a reminder to think about what should really be important to me. Instead of worrying about the state of the house (never tidy enough), work responsibilities (never caught up), and to-do lists for projects (never enough time), I need to refocus. If God is the centre of my life, I need to keep these things in perspective. Yes, at times they might be important, but they are never the most important! This weekend, I felt the strong need to just STOP, put aside my giant list of jobs for that morning, and just be with God in my thoughts. Those moments helped me to feel grounded again, and to smooth out the worries in the back of my mind. Those moments helped to remind me to spend time on my family and my relationships, instead of all the other things vying for my attention. The rest of the weekend has been better because of it.

It is too easy for me to forget that I need to spend moments with God on a regular basis. I need to BE thankful, every day, and live out my thanks to God, not just say thank you because the calendar says it’s time. God has blessed us with more than we can imagine, and He loves us more than we can understand. God doesn’t give us what we deserve, but blesses us out of His love–what a gift!

All I can do is thank You
For this life I never deserved
Wanna thank You for the grace
I know I don’t have to earn
You love me, You love me
Your mercy is proof
All I can do is say thank You
All I can do is say thank You

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