Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. ~ 1Peter 5:6-7 ~
Today I am most grateful for:
* The lessons the Holy Spirit has been teaching me lately. I am learning how to let go: to release the need to believe I am in control. Giving any cause for concern over to God and really letting go of it is an awesome feeling.
In the past I have given things to the Lord in prayer, but I was rarely able to let it go; especially if I thought there was something I could do to help. But you know what?
I’ve come to the realization that God doesn’t need my help with ANYTHING.
I praise Him for showing me that I can literally hand Christ my worries in exchange for His peace. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
Have you thanked God today?
NOTE: It has been a while since I’ve shared a post in this gratitude journal and I believe you, my wonderful readers deserve an explanation:
I am always grateful for the many blessings that pour into my life. I have been in the habit of thanking the Lord throughout the day, everyday for a long time now. I start every morning thanking Him for waking me up, for my life, health and strength, for my family and I go on this way thanking God for just about anything that pops into my head.
Yet… when I sit down to journal my gratitudes, my mind goes blank. I can’t explain it but that’s what happens.
I thought I would share the things I’m grateful for everyday but… I don’t want to bore you with all of the mundane things on a daily basis. I also don’t want you to think I have abandoned giving thanks to Almighty God for those things. I haven’t.
I decided to remove the unnecessary pressure and stop badgering myself about making daily entries because it wasn’t going to happen. You may have noticed I dropped the word “daily” from my journal posts when they stopped being daily occurrences and I will be removing the word from the image. I will continue sharing the things I am grateful for in this journal as they occur. My entries may or may not be daily but they will certainly be heartfelt and sincere. Rather than the mundane, I’d much rather share the unusual and/or unique experiences for which I am eternally grateful.
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