I entered into 2015 very excited because the Lord had told me that 2015 will be a year of Thanksgiving for me. Now, if it is going to be a year of Thanksgiving, it means there will be victories to thank God for. Yayy!!
Well… victories means there will be challenges to overcome. Uhh!! Why can’t we just have the victories without the challenges. Bright side! As a woman after God’s own heart, I know from James 1:2-4 to count it all joy when there is a challenge because it is a testing of my faith, and the testing of my faith makes me mature and complete so that I do not lack anything. (Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4. NIV).
The bible also says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, that we should give thanks in all circumstances because it is the will of God for us in Christ Jesus. (Whatever happens, always be thankful. This is how God wants you to live. ERV).
Always be thankful means be thankful for ALL things – whether they look good or bad. This reminds me of Romans 8:28. (And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28. NLT).
I decided to consciously look out for opportunities to be thankful everyday of 2015 and it has been amazing!! Thankfulness produces victories and more victories! I had a need and was thankful I had the need, because it meant the supply was around the corner and true to my thankfulness (if there’s a phrase like that), the supply came! I even feel and look younger! A thankful heart is a merry heart, and a merry heart does good like medicine. (A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22. KJV).
So, can I challenge you, dear Sister, to be thankful everyday of 2015 no matter what? Will you join #ThankfulMe and be #ThankfulThru2015? Yes?
Great! Leave a comment telling what you are thankful for right now.
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