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Everyday gratitude

As I walked outside yesterday, I was greeted with a beautiful morning.

“Lord, thank You for such a beautiful morning!”

The lamb gets her bottle first.

“Thank You, Jesus for our beautiful lamb. We love her so much!”

Next, I head to the chicken run and opened the door of the coop, allowing them access outside.

They were faster than I and began pecking at the ground near the gate.

I realized what drew their attention was freshly turned earth.

It was evidence of a small animal which dug itself under the run.

Since nothing was nearby now, I concluded the animal didn’t get the chicken dinner it was hoping for and left.

“Lord, thank You for this coop which keeps our hens safe.”

I filled in the hole and went to do the rabbits.

The cages needed cleaning and after getting out the old I was on my way to get fresh grass hay when my husband came walking down.

I changed course and headed to meet him.

After kissing me “Good morning” he wrapped his arms around me and quoted:

” She also rises while it is yet night,…”

My heart was deeply touched by his choice of words, for he knows I yearn to be a virtuous wife.

And these little blessings, sprinkled across my day, like colorful confetti candy across a chocolate donut, have brought me to such a place of gratitude.

Not everything has been easy.

Three of my husband’s co-workers are facing the loss of a loved one.

They are in my prayers.

I had an hour of frustration.

After multiple websites, two emails and three phone calls I finally got to leave a message for the person I need to get in touch with.

A bit of miscommunication and an opportunity to stretch in the patience department came my way.

Yet, as I’ve walked through the day, a grateful heart permeated my perspective.

It’s a gift from God.

I think it’s what Paul meant when he penned these words through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV — In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I’m praising the Lord for yesterday and choosing to fill my thoughts with gratitude again today.

I pray you are able to as well.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your Word which teaches me to be thankful. Lord, thank You for Your truth, which makes sense of the world around me. Lord, thank You for Your salvation, which provides me security and rest as I wait upon You for Your will each day. Lord Jesus, thank You for Your love and how gracious You are. Lord, thank You for being perfect, righteous, and good. I love You, Jesus. Amen.

The gift of gratitude

Nothing in my own opinions would suggest that one should move house near the holidays.

The very idea seems rather like a bad joke.

However, life often has taught me my greatest lessons through things which seemed ridiculous.

God has truly used this time to show me just how much we are blessed.

It’s been like Christmas morning every time I unpack something!

Although, there’s still a lot to do and we probably won’t be settled for a while yet, it’s been an amazing season.

This Christmas God gave me a fresh perspective on all He has already given into our care.

I am humbled and deeply grateful.

Truly, gifts from God are treasure indeed.

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
Psalms 100:1‭-‬5 NKJV

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You so much for Your Word. Thank You for doing what You have in our lives. Lord, thank You for the many, many blessings. I truly can’t count them all. Lord, please continue to teach me how to have a grateful heart. Lord, I want to walk in Your will and rest in Your truth each and every day. Thank You for teaching me to let go of the things I used to think important. Thank You for teaching me I can be a good hostess no matter what. Lord, please continue to hone my heart and to value those things which You value. Lord, please continue to guide me in living with thankfulness daily. I love You, Jesus! Amen.