“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 (NIV) Do you ever have trouble sleeping? This is unusual for me as I am chronically fatigued from the mental and physical demand of raising three young, energetic boys. Our days are filled with curiosity, conflict, and craziness. Needless to say,
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:17-18 At times, it’s nearly impossible to be joyful. I wanted to sulk. I wanted to stew over the events of the morning. I let the muscles of my face form a scowl of displeasure – the kind that
I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 In the entertaining Disney movie, Moana, a young girl voyages to save her people from famine and the darkness threatening to destroy her island. Her quest is to find the demigod, Maui, who has stolen the heart of the goddess Te Fiti and convince
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:38 Do you ever wonder why Eve took that first bite? What could have caused her to second-guess the God of the universe; her Creator; the One who loved her completely? The tree of
But few things are needed – or indeed only one. Luke 10:42 Have you ever felt called to do something for God – something you were super excited about doing, but the details of daily life seemed to hold you back? I felt this way when the Lord first called me to write. I would
Consider what the author means by “being watchful” – what are we looking for? Ask the Lord to reveal His presence in your life today; journal your experience. Enjoying Thirty Days of Thanksgiving? The complete journal is available now on Amazon!
All too often, our words and actions promote selfish desires rather than honor the name of Jesus. How could thanking God throughout the day become a reminder of whom we serve?
Is it possible to have a heart ruled by peace without being thankful?
Life can be overwhelming at times. We may feel the need to throw our hands up at God and beg for things to change. What difference does it make to pray and petition with or without thanksgiving?
One way to praise is through giving of our time and talents. What personal experience have you had with thankfulness promoting generosity?