Monday, December 21, 2015

Gratitude

I have in the past few months been so led to give thanks for everything. I would have whole prayer sessions with no petitions or anything else but praise and thanksgiving. I have also started teaching my whole family to see what we have rather than what we do not have. Its so easy to count the things we wish we had because they are so numerous but have you ever stopped to count what you have?

I am in awe of the God we serve and love and who loves us! I realised I have a family! I have three great kids who each have a miraculous birth and recovery from some ailment at some point in their lives. I have a wonderful husband who is God-fearing, patient, kind, loving and so consistent in these things that no one can ever dissuade him from being who he is.

God so love me that I sometimes struggle to find something to worry about! true now but not so a few years ago. I was a worry freak and would always have a frown and a question for my husband about what if something were to happen. I used to worry about how my kids would turn out, how our finances would turn out and how just about everything and anything would turn out.

When I made up my mind to trust on God and believe his promises I could not believe the change. I sometimes still wonder if its real or me just being naïve. But it has gone on for so long now that I realise that is exactly the difference between faith and not unbelief.

Its possible to believe for very area of your life and trust that when God says, "I know the plans I have for you, plans to make you prosper and not o harm you." Jeremiah 29:11, He means it. when He says I care about the tiniest bit of thing that worries you, He means it. Luke 12:7, "And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. ... for Christ will not know them, will not own them, ... than an infinite number of them, .... Wow what a caring Father and Lord we have. If only we would just believe.

it may seem so impossible to, 'Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.' 1 Thess 5:16-18 but friend I beg you to give it a try and see the miracles that God is ready to pour out to you.

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