A Cheerful Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

 

You can choose to be worried and miserable or you can choose to trust God and be happy.  The way to a cheerful heart begins in giving thanks to God in every situation. You can always find something to be thankful for even if you have to look a little harder.

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Helping Others

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Verse of the Day:  Acts 20:35

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

 

I once read an article about random acts of kindness raising dopamine levels and boosting your mood. Shortly afterwards I happened to read Acts 20:35 and it all made sense.  We feel good when we do good deeds for others because we are blessed when we give unselfishly. Give what you can whether it’s your time, money, goods or encouragement and you will be blessed.

A Joyful Heart

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine.

 

Feeling joy in ordinary things isn’t as hard as it seems.  To find joy in your life focus on the good and be grateful for what you have. It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy.   Give thanks to the Lord for in his presence is fullness of joy.

Praise the Lord

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 119:164

Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.

 

There is no set number of times a day we must praise God. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if we just stopped what we were doing throughout the day to giving thanks and honor to one who is worthy of praise? We have so much to be thankful for and it doesn’t take but a few moments to say, “Thank you God!”. Lift up your hands, praise Him with your words, with your singing, with your dancing, just praise the Lord for He is good and worthy of all praise!

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 10: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Verse of the Day: 1 Chronicles 29:13

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

 

I want to wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!  Over the past few days I’ve shared with you some of things I’m thankful for but there are so many reasons to be thankful that I would never be able to express them all.  As we give thanks to our Lord on this day let’s remember that He is good all the time and we should be thankful every day of the year.  May God bless you today and always. Happy Thanksgiving!

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 1: Thankful for All of God’s Wonderful Deeds

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

 

Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching and I thought it would be nice to share some of the things I am thankful for.  I am thankful for my relationship with the Lord and for His amazing grace.  Because of His mercy and forgiveness, I am no longer the same. My heart is filled with gratitude and praise for all the things He has done and continues to do in my life.  He has renewed my spirit and because of this I want to share His wonderful deeds and goodness with the world.

Pray for All People

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Verse of the Day: 1 Timothy 2:1

I urge you first of all, to pray for all people.  Ask God to help them, intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

 

Take time to pray for your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors and while you’re at it, pray for your enemies as well.  We don’t always know what they are going through but one thing is for sure, they can always use our prayers.