To have a heart that is filled with thanksgiving in all things is sometimes difficult. As I grow I realize that thankfulness, like so many other feelings, is a choice.
Today I am not "feeling" so thankful, not because there isn't anything to be thankful for, but because I just don't "feel" it. As a woman I can often just go with that and be in a lousy mood, having a rotten attitude. But this day I am going to choose to be thankful...to embrace the joy of my Lord and my God...regardless of how I "feel" right now at this moment.
They are to stand every morning to thank and to praise the LORD, and likewise at evening (1Chron 23:30)
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You (Ps 71:23)
Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.(1Chron 29:13
Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.(Ps 30:4)
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises (Ps 98:4)
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts...and be thankful.(Co 3:15)[all verses NASB]
Father I thank you that your mercies are new every morning. I am thankful that you continue to lovingly and gracefully work in my heart.
Father thank you for using me inspite of all the growth that is still needed.
Thank you for giving me such amazing women to minister to. Women who love you and desire to grow. Women who want to be held accountable, to be encouraged and are so willing to do the same for me.
Father I thank you for dear friends who have such a precious place in my heart and that they are willing to stay in contact even when life moves them away.
Father thank you for filling my heart with you and a grateful spirit...even today.