Monday, May 23, 2011

Giving Thanks in All Things

Last week was a rough week. It was a major battle within the confines of my mind. I do not feel comfortable sharing all the details, but with that said, I have been clinging to 1 Thessalonians 5:18 that says, "give thanks IN all things..." (emphasis mine). I am reminded that I do not have to give thanks FOR the trials, but I can give thanks IN them. I give thanks because I know who the Lord is and I know His faithfulness. Dwelling on His character, giving thanks and praising Him is what keeps me humbled at His feet and focused on Him. I have a choice to make every single day, and I am striving to make the right choices - to be joyful, pray without ceasing, and give thanks no matter what the circumstances may be (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Thank You Father, for these gifts...

229) Libraries, parks, and ice cream coupons

230) Hummingbirds

231) Planting vegetables and flowers

232) My encouraging husband

233) Trustworthy and faithful God

234) Daily bread

235) Knowing God is enough. He loves enough and gives enough. He is sufficient in all things.

236) Even in the midst of hurt, You still give hope.

237) Sunshine after many days of rain.

238) Butterflies, hummingbirds, robins, cardinals, and finches - just a few things I enjoyed seeing while enjoying a cup of tea outside this morning.

239) A slower pace

240) Little girl's fever - gone!

1 comment:

LeAnn said...

Just dropped by for a look; and I like your thoughts today. I think that one of the greatest qualities to have is that of gratitude. I try to have a grateful heart.
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