Chosen by God!
We should always thank God for His blessings, including specific answers to our prayers. It is easy to forget to thank and praise God for His blessings when we don’t have a grateful heart or remember that all we do, all we have, is a direct result of God’s love and favor. While you may work on the job, earn the money, it is God that gives you the ability to do so. Remembering God in the day-to-day things requires being intentional in looking for, and seeing God’s hand in every area of our lives.
Human beings are selfish and self-centered by nature, and the world perpetuates this lifestyle. It’s going to take time in God’s Presence and in His Word to become intentional about thanking Him. It’s going to take remembering not to take anything for granted, waking up, moving, speaking, hearing, seeing – everything. Although it may seem like it, we do none f these things in our own power.
Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”(I Thessalonians 5:18 HCSB)
When we cultivate a heart of thanksgiving giving thanks for everything will become natural.
I have a section in my journal where I write at the end of my reflections, meditating on Scripture, called, "Provision, Blessings, and Favor!" It's where I write about God's hand in areas of my life. This way I can reference them to encourage myself when I feel challenged. I even write them in a different color ink so they jump off of the page, so to speak! I love looking back and being strengthened to move forward. A thankful heart is a blessed heart, a strong heart.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
"Encouraging and Empowering you to become who God created you to be, God's Masterpiece, a Divine Original!"