Monday, November 24, 2014

Being Thankful!

"I will Bless the Lord at all times, His praises shall continuously be in my mouth."  Psalms 34:1

I have so much to be thankful for, even when I do not realize it. I try to make it a point every morning, when I first wake up to thank the Lord for the day. I was thinking about that this morning... Not just saying, "Good morning Lord, thank you for the day..." but literally, thanking Him for the little things I have already noticed about the day as I open my eyes, begin hearing the sounds of the morning, and realizing I still have breath inside of me for another day.

This morning was no different than other days... I woke up, I began to say my usual, "Good Morning, Lord!" Just as I began to get the words out of my mouth, there was a great light in my eyes, before I could even get them open all the way. I was thinking to myself, what is that light, since I knew the weather was still wet, cold and gloomy, but as I opened my eyes and let them focus, it was as if God, Himself was saying "Good Morning." to me first.

The clouds were everywhere, the sky was gray and the rain was still hitting my window, but just for a few moments, the clouds swirled around and they thinned out enough that the sun was shining through my bedroom window, falling right on my pillow. I felt His warmth and strength around me, as I lay there thanking Him for my day and praising Him that He saw fit to give me one more day to live here with my family.

What are you thankful for in your life? 

When I cannot remember what to be thankful for, I remember God's promises, things He has given me, through His Word, through my faith in His Son, and when I get to the point when praises just won't come for the things in my day... I sit back and think on these things.

  • I am the Righteousness of God - II Cor. 5:21
  • I am Loved - John 3:16
  • I am Strong - Isa 40:31 and I Cor 16:13
  • I am Armed - Eph 6:10-18
  • I am His - Isa 54:50, Heb 13:5
  • I am Protected - Ps 61:3 and Ps 57:1
  • I am a Child of God - John 1:12
  • I am Known - Ps 139:1-2
  • I am Redeemed - I Cor 1:30
  • I am Transformed - Rom 12:2
  • I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - Ps 139:13-14
  • I am Saved - Rom 5:9 and 10:13
  • I am Trusted - Prov 31:11
  • I am Content - Heb 13:5
  • I am Justified - Rom 5:1,9
  • I am a Good Work in Christ - Phil 1:6
When you feel you have nothing to be thankful for, take some time to search the scriptures and see what God has done for you and what you have become In HIM... 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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