I love how God never changes.
He is worthy of all our trust.
He’s been teaching me there is always something to be thankful for.
There’s always an opportunity to praise Him.
Yesterday, I was thankful for provision.
Despite being really tired all day, He supplied me with enough energy to do what was required.
The day before, I was thankful for the kindness of our pastor, who dropped everything to jump start our daughter’s SUV and then follow her home, just to make sure she was alright.
Wednesday, I was thankful for medical professionals as I got my shots and Anne had a three hour lab test.
The list goes on, because each day held more than one opportunity for me to be thankful.
I’m certain there were some opportunities to praise God which slipped by my notice, because there’s that many.
God’s blessings surround us daily and it’s incredible.
It used to be that I missed so many opportunities to be filled with gratitude.
Instead of looking at the ways God was providing, I only focused upon the things which I didn’t like, didn’t want, or upset me.
When the Lord corrected my perspective, I realized all the missed opportunities and repented.
He forgave me!
(What a gracious, merciful, and understanding God He is!)
He’s been teaching me not get tangled up with the emotions, but to be honest with what I’m feeling, and seek His face for the opportunity He has in the circumstance I’m in.
For this life is not my own, it belongs to Jesus.
He bought it at such a high price.
With the knowledge of His goodness I can rest in knowing no matter what, He is working and I have an opportunity to praise Him.
Psalm 9:11 KJV — Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
I can also walk through this life with security, my soul is safe in His salvation.
Isaiah 12:2 KJV — Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your blessings. Thank You for sustaining us and caring for us continually. Lord, thank You for providing so many opportunities to praise You! Lord, I again confess my past sin of missing You because I was focused on the wrong thing. Lord, thank You for Your forgiveness. Thank You for helping me learn to look forward to new opportunities to be thankful while continuing to praise You for Your past blessings. Lord Jesus, I know You are all mighty, and You do things beyond my understanding. I know Your truth is life and Your blessings are innumerable. Thank You for all the ways You have blessed me and for another day to continue to praise You.
Psalm 22:25-27 NKJV — My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever! All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations Shall worship before You.