Thankful for His Love

10 03 2016

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;  Ephesians 5:20

We can be thankful for each new day. With the rising of the sun, we experience God’s grace and mercy that is stretched out from our past and into our future.  That fact alone fills my heart with gratitude.  Nothing I have done or could ever do would merit such blessing for my life.  It is evidence of the Lord’s unconditional love for me.  This love is for everyone who will open their hearts to Him and receive His love as their own.  Jesus loves us.  He gave His life for us and we can be thankful for this blessing.

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

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Starting with Thanks

17 02 2016


Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Ephesians 3:20

I am thankful for where I am right now. The Lord has blessed me with this day, this time and this place and I am grateful.  I am thankful for my life, health and my strength.  I am blessed with the gifts of love and peace that surround me.  I am thankful for the people who share my life, my hopes and my dreams.  I am grateful that despite challenges, the Lord is with me.  He provides peace that transcends the problems of today.  His presence in my life provides purpose and direction.  His promises fuel hope and faith that tomorrow will even be better.  I am so thankful.  With a foundation of gratitude, I will start this day.

 I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.  Psalm 116:17 NLT


21 10 2015

Lifted handsTrust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; Proverbs 3:5-6

I am trusting God with everything; today, tomorrow and even the baggage from yesterday.  God’s capable hands can transform every detail of my life into something good.  God can change the good, the bad and the ugly into something beautiful.  At times I am tempted to hold on to the situation, nurse the wound or worry about something that I can’t change.  These are fruitless actions that don’t help me to move forward.  Change comes, only when I release it all to God.  I release it in faith that my Heavenly Father loves me.  I release it in faith because His grace and His mercy are available in abundance. I release it with a heart of full of gratitude that change will come.  I release it in faith because He can do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can ask or think.  He is well able.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.  Ephesians 3:20

He is Able

8 11 2013

Eagles Nest View

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

We serve a God who created the earth and the heavens. He is powerful, loving and merciful. We are so thankful for the Gift of His Son Jesus Christ who allows us to be in relationship with Him. We may have prayers and petitions before the Lord. They may be needs and desires that we have no idea how they will be accomplished. Once we put our petitions before the Lord, we can have confidence that He has heard our cry and that He is working our prayers together for our good. You may be praying for things regarding healing, deliverance or salvation for those you love. You may be seeking transformation to take place in our hearts and minds so that we can reach our goals and to be used more of the Lord. Whatever you are seeking, our passage is a reminder that He is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine. What a blessing to see the work of His hands working in our lives. Better Health, better devotion and attention to our God –given assignments. He is well able do more than we can ask or think. His response will amaze us and we are thankful.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Glory to God in the church!
Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!
Ephesians 3:20-21 MSG