Have you ever asked yourself, “what does it mean to have ‘gratitude?’”
Gratitude: “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”
Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and with everything going on, I think we all should be appreciative to have our loved ones, family, and friends who care for us.
We show gratitude by being thankful and kind. At times, we need to show thankfulness towards one another. We all need some type of appreciation and gladness.
Here are 7 things I am thankful for:
I AM THANKFUL FOR YOU!
I AM THANKFUL FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
I AM THANKFUL FOR A ROOF OVER MY HEAD!
I AM THANKFUL FOR THE BLESSINGS!
IM THANKFUL FOR THE HIGHS AND LOWS!
I AM THANKFUL FOR GRACE AND MERCY!
I AM THANKFUL TO BE A CHILD OF GOD!
Share with us 7 things you’re thankful for?
What is God’s love?
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love” – (1 John 4:7-8)
God’s love is so sufficient and more than enough.
God’s love is:
More than your insecurities!
More than your hurt!
More than your troubled times!
Learning how to lean on God’s love:
- Put God first in your life.
- Trust in Him.
- Listen to His voice.
- And rest in His love.
Remember: “Lean on His everlasting love.”
Many people will be disappointed and excited tomorrow during the election, as they know in their mind, that this is the most important election of their lifetime!
Most people will be voting on what’s important to them or close to their hearts. However, just as in every other area of life, Christians should draw on biblical principles when deciding on which candidate to support and to vote into the most powerful position in America.
Franklin Graham once said, “There’s no perfect person—there’s only one, and that’s the Lord Jesus Christ, but he’s not running for president of the United States.”
As a Christian, our responsibility when we cast our vote will be to understand the principles of God’s Kingdom and His values, and then compare these with the content and character of whatever person, party, platform, or policy for which we will cast your vote.’’
The truth is that we don’t even know what is going to happen. it is so important for us believers to continue to walk in Victory no matter how the election turns out. Our faith and hope in God are good virtues to keep in mind when we are voting; knowing that we have overcome by Faith!
A few things to remember:
* Christ Himself is our victory
* Christ’s victory secures our victory!
* We have overcome by Faith!
* Faith is the victory and we have won the victory!
It is important for us believers to continue to walk in Victory,
no matter what circumstances look like!
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” – (1 Corinthians 15:57)
There is a Name that is the most powerful Name.
A name that triumphs over any problem, any trials, and tribulation. The one whom the Name represents was given all authority in heaven and on earth. (Matthew 28:18)
Whose Name causes the demons to flee, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear, and the blind to see?
The Name that is above all Name; The Name of Jesus.
Isaiah 9:6 says, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Why is the Name of Jesus so powerful?
Mark 16:15, 17-18, says, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My Name, they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
The authority of the Name of Jesus has power.
Romans 10:13 says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
The Name above all names, His Name is greater.
Jeremiah 10:6 says, “There is none like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is great in might.”
When we speak His Name, we shall be saved.
Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
The Name of Jesus works in every area of your life.
Have you been hurt by someone’s words or actions, and it hurt so deeply that it was hard to forgive them and just move on?
Even though, you may have chosen to forgive and move on, it’s still was very difficult. Sometimes, it’s easier to forgive than to forget that it ever happened.
In the natural you can forgive but old memories never truly leave the brain. However, in the supernatural, in God’s Word says…
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Learn to forgive others for in Ephesians 4:32 it says, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
Learn to forgive and love others no matter the circumstances for He has forgiven you.
Memories are the process in which your mind records, restores, and recalls information. When meditating on the Word of God, your mind becomes renewed!
Pray and ask God to help you, not only to forgive, but to forget, all of your painful hurts.
Reminder: “Forgive for you have been forgiven.”
There are days that you will feel drained spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. When those days come, you have a choice to be sad or to radiate with God’s joy, knowing that He is greater.
Nehemiah 8:10 says, “10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
The Joy of the Lord is your secure place and your strength.
Isaiah 51:11 says, “11 Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”
Even in these difficult, and troubled times, you can still have Joy if you give your hurts and emotions, the enemy has brought in your life, to God.
Radiate with God’s Joy in these times of trouble!
Radiate with Joy for He is your strength!
Radiate with Joy for you will get through this!
Radiate with Joy and you will rise to the top!