Full of Thanks

24 04 2017

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Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7

My heart is full of thanks.  So many blessings surround my life. The love of family and friends make the journey fulfilling.  The Creator’s supply of new mercy and grace provides new opportunities to make the most of my life and push me toward purpose.  A renewed spirit allows me to start again with everything learned yesterday.  So this morning, my journey continues with overflowing gratitude and praise. So many blessings surround my life and my heart is full of thanks.

 





Give Thanks

22 03 2017

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Thinking about the Good Things

3 01 2017

Thankful Tuesday

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Counting Blessings

23 11 2016

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, Psalm 103:1-2 ESV

We have so much to be thankful for. Counting our blessings is one way to be mindful of God’s goodness to each of us. God’s grace, God’s unmerited favor and love encircle our lives that result in so many blessings. The powerful lens of gratitude is an opportunity to look at our situations with a new revelation on a daily basis. God is great and continues to make a way for us even in the darkest hour and most difficult situations. I remember during testimony service, the Saints would share their thanks for portions of health, life and strength, for having a mind to serve God and the gift of salvation and being filled with the Holy Ghost. The recitation was often repetitive but reflecting on it now, I realize its importance. We can thank God for blessings each day. It is impossible to enumerate them all but taking the time each day to reflect on God’s goodness and giving the Lord praise strengthens our journey. Creating a gratitude journal is a wonderful way of capturing the Lord’s blessings. Writing daily at least three things that you are thankful for establishes a pattern of reflection and our response of gratitude to God’s goodness. God is good. God is worthy. And we are thankful. We bless God’s Holy Name.

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O my soul, bless GOD. From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name!
O my soul, bless GOD, don’t forget a single blessing! Psalm 103:1-2 MSG





This is the day

22 11 2016

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalms 118:24

My heart is full of gratitude for this day.  Today is designed and made by God, so I can approach it with anticipation and hope.  My Heavenly Father loves me and has created another 24 hours of opportunities to experience His love for me.  Grace and mercy surround my journey and I am thankful.   The Holy Spirit provides guidance and strength to make good decisions about every aspect of my life.  I will listen for His direction with an open heart and mind.  I am yielded to the Lord’s higher ground for my steps and thinking.  He is leading me toward my purpose and I am thankful.

This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be happy today! Psalms 118:24 ESV





Thank God

13 10 2016

We have so much to thank God for.  We can thank God now for what He has already done.

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Thankful

6 10 2016

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.              

I Thessalonians 5:18

I am thankful for this day. It is a blessing that my journey has brought me to this time and place. Today and each day is an opportunity to reflect on God’s faithfulness. I can consider the grace and the mercy that has filled each step on my path. Love and peace are gifts from above that give me strength along the way. The Holy Spirit provides leading and instruction that keeps me moving forward. I have so much to be thankful for. My heart is full of thanksgiving as I journey on.

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

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