Friday, November 27, 2015

Be Thankful

     We live in an age where it is so easy to complain about what is not taking place in our lives. To complain about what we don't have. To constantly desire things we don't have while never being appreciative or even aware of the abundant blessings in our lives.  This way of living yields a life of ungratefulness.....a dissatisfied life....a life controlled by self instead of a life being led by the Spirit of God.
     Developing a heart of thanksgiving is a significant key to living a fulfilling life directed by God, our Father. The Apostle Paul states in Colossians 3:15 to let the peace that comes from Christ rule in our hearts...and to always be thankful. In that passage he admonishes us to ALWAYS be thankful.  Being thankful removes the earthly scales off our eyes - scales that easily cause us to see things from a perspective of dissatisfaction and lack. Cultivating a spirit of thanksgiving in our heart opens our eyes to the AMAZING things God is doing in our lives daily.
     Perspective is everything. What you focus on grows. The more negativity and lack you focus on, the more of that you'll experience in your life. On the other hand, the more thankful you are, the more aware you become of the awesome miracles God is performing in your life. The more thankful you are, the more peace you'll experience. Why is peace important? Peace is an inner assurance and contentment within yourself, knowing everything will be fine particularly in opposing circumstances. Because peace is a byproduct of a thankful heart, continually cultivate a heart of thanksgiving, then brace yourself. You will begin seeing God's activity in your life like never before. Get ready! God is constantly active in our lives, the question is are we aware of it? Being thankful will bring that awareness. Be Thankful!

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