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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Devote Yourselves to Prayer

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Verse of the Day:  Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

 

One of the ways to build your relationship with God is to spend time with Him in prayer.  Dedicate time each and every day to talk with the Lord and to listen to what He has to say to you.  Praise Him for all that He is and thank Him for his love and mercy and for the gift of salvation.

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.

Worry or Worship    

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Verse of the Day:  Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

 

Whatever it is that worries you whether it’s spiritual, physical, for yourself or for someone else bring it to God in prayer.  Humbly come before your heavenly Father with a sincere heart and lay your burdens, your worries and your cares at His feet. Thank Him for what He’s done for you in the past, thank Him for hearing your prayer in the present and thank Him in advance for answering your prayer in the future. Come to Him with an honest heart, tell Him how you feel and what you need.  He already knows, but He wants to hear it from you.

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 9:  Thankful for Everything

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:20

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

I am truly thankful for everything God has done for me and the plans He has for my future.  I am thankful for everything He has blessed me with, it’s more than I deserve. I’m thankful for my salvation and for the relationship I have with my Savior.  Above all else, I’m thankful for God’s love, mercy, grace and forgiveness. I give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for Spiritual Freedom

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

 

I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior.  Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins.  I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death.  Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into his presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.