In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Each day we are blessed to have a new beginning. God’s love and mercy for us are endless. It is our choice to honor God and accept his love and mercy freely. We are reminded that when we give mercy (love in action and underserved forgiveness) we are glorifying GOD, the ultimate acts of thanks and praise.
Each time we honor God with thanks and praise, we allow God’s grace and mercy to flow more freely in our lives. We build resiliency, deepen our desire to walk hand in hand with Jesus Christ moment by moment. This allows us to find pure peace in the present moment. Our God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
It so pleases the Lord to invite him into our lives moment by moment, strengthening that Divine Exchange. Fill all of your spare moments with giving thanks and praise to God and he will reward your obedience with wisdom and fruits of the spirit: Peace and Joy. Silence is the classroom that opens the door to the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
In John 16:33, Jesus reminds us you will have to suffer in this world. But be courageous! I have conquered the world. Jesus reminds us that he is the way, the truth, and the life. When we offer thanks and praise during adversity, this is the ultimate act of trust, thanks and praise. Though our problem(s) may persist, our loving God gives us the strength to rise above and find peace in his loving arms. When we fill our day with gratitude, we appreciate how God in his time turns our sorrow into gladness.
Image: 'Give Thanks' Folded Card
Our God is an awesome God. He cherishes every moment that we offer to him or reflect our love for him. His wonderful promise is to never leave or abandon us (Deuteronomy 31:6). Each day we have the opportunity to grow in our faith and work towards our salvation. For at the end of the day, it is between you and GOD.
Many blessings with much love,