Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wisdom Wednesday #18 - Thankfulness



I've been thinking about thankfulness lately.  The Bible mentions it quite often.  Here are just a few examples:


Give thanks unto ADONAI, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people.  (1 Chronicles 16:8)

O give thanks unto ADONAI; for He is good; for His mercy endures for ever. (1 Chronicles 16:34)


It is a good thing to give thanks unto ADONAI, and to sing praises unto Your name, O Most High.  (Psalm 92:1)

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Yeshua the Messiah concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

As one grows older, it becomes easy to focus on the negatives in life, especially as the body begins to age.  For that reason, I make a daily practice of writing down three things for which I am thankfulThis discipline starts my day off on the right foot because it puts my focus on all the blessings in my life.  

Here are my gratitudes for today:

1.  A husband who tells me he loves me every day...many times.
2.  The Holy Scriptures being so readily accessible to me. (I love BibleGateway.com)
3.   My grandson lives nearby and we get to see him often.

I have so many, many blessings and I don't want to be as one of those described in this verse:
 
 ..when they knew God, they glorified him not as G-d, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  (Romans 1:21)

Because thankfulness is so important, I'm starting a weekly discipline here at Gail-Friends.  Every Thursday will be "Thankful Thursday" and I will share a photograph, drawing, painting or poem about something on my gratitude list for the previous week.  

I'd love to hear what you are thankful for today.
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P.S.  So sorry for my late posting.  I've been having computer issues, and it looks like a new one is in my future.  Praying for a good deal... 


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I'm sharing this post at:

Spiritual Sunday

Let's Get Social Sunday

Modest Mom Monday Link-up 

All Things Bright ad Beautiful

A Wise Woman Builds
Whole Hearted Wednesday 
Wake Up Wednesday
Whimsical Wednesday

Hearts for Home
Favorite Things 

5 comments:

  1. thankful, always. ♥
    Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

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    1. Blessings, Katherine. Thanks for stopping by today.
      GG

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  2. Well, I am thankful for the tool of my new computer - just 7 months ago when I had to completely upgrade every technical element of my life to move forward. God made the way, gave me wisdom and provided the means to the end along the way. What blessings it has been to have the communication tools to MOVE FORWARD in my call as a creative Christian communicator with up to date equipment. May you know such blessings on your TY list soon!

    I have my new link-up open til midnight tonight - jump on and link in the best of your best this past month. All the details here:
    http://www.thewritersreverie.com/2014/03/all-things-bright-beautiful-link-up-1.html

    Joy!
    Kathy

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    1. Woo-Hoo on the new computer...and your new blog party. I'll hop over there this morning. Thanks for the reminder.
      Blessings,
      GG

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  3. Oh I too have so much to be thankful for. But for today I will mention only one thing...I am thankful that I serve at a church that is a Bible, Believing, Teaching Church! So many false teachings these day and I count myself BLESSED. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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