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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Gratitude

9 01 2015

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Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them. Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and sing joyfully about his glorious acts.

Psalms 107:21-22

I am so thankful for another day. The blessing of health, life and strength are available to me and I am so thankful.  I woke up with energy and the ability to get ready for the day.  My heart is filled with gratitude.  I am so thankful that I can see God’s handiwork in me and in my life.  He is so merciful.  I am thankful for His goodness, His mercy and His grace that continues to encircle my life.  I can see God working in my heart and mind and He continues to perfect that which concerns me.  It is a day to be grateful.  It is day to return these blessings by blessing my Savior’s name.  I bless Him with praise and with the fruit of my hands.  I dedicate today to Him with a heart full of gratitude.  I am thankful.

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.  I Thessalonians 5:18





A Heart of Thanks

26 11 2013

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Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:18 

 

Approaching life through the powerful lens of gratefulness is a blessed way to view our lives. We have so much to thank God for. We sometimes take for granted the many blessings that keep us through the night, that wake us up each morning and to start each day. Blessings great and small are extended to us throughout our lives. No matter what we are experiencing, we have something that we can be thankful for. In fact, when we are struggling to find that “something”, it is a good time to turn our thoughts to gratefulness. Redirecting our focus from our problems to God’s blessings has a way of transforming our mindset from concerns and worries toward having faith. It is hard to think of God’s goodness to us, past and present and not be thankful. God’s promises to provide for our needs as we walk and trust in Him. Keeping a heart of thanks blesses us along the journey.





A Heart Full of Thanks

13 11 2013

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Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.  I Thessalonians 5:18

Approaching life through the powerful lens of gratefulness is a blessed way to view our lives.  We have so much to thank God for.  We sometimes take for granted the many blessings that keep us through the night, that wake us up each morning and to start each day.  Blessings great and small are extended to us throughout our lives.  No matter what we are experiencing, we have something that we can be thankful for.  In fact, when we are struggling to find that “something”, it is a good time to turn our thoughts to gratitude.  Redirecting our focus from our problems to God’s blessings has a way of transforming our mindset from concerns and worries toward having faith. Gratitude is a state of our heart that recognizes God’s grace and His merciful love in our lives.  Being thankful is a daily practice and a blessed approach to living.   It is hard to think of God’s goodness to us, past and present and not be thankful. God promises to provide for our needs as we walk and trust in Him.  Keeping a heart full of thanks blesses us along the journey.