1 Thessalonians 5:18, "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of GOD in CHRIST JESUS for you." We have all been through some tough storms lately. Was I thankful for the storm? Absolutely not! But I was thankful that JESUS was with me, thankful I surrendered to the HOLY SPIRIT to guide me. Yes, I truly appreciated the presence of our LORD and HE grew in value to me. Besides, HE knows when I lie and thanking HIM for the storm would be a lie! I found that I began to actually practice HIS presence with me, by thanking HIM for being with me. All of a sudden I began to feel so special that I could count on HIM to intervene on my behalf. However, small it was, I experienced a grain of Faith and HE responded to that Faith. PRAYER - LORD, teach me to acknowledge YOU in all situations. HOLY SPIRIT fill me with YOUR presence, wisdom, strength and success. THOUGHT - I will acknowledge JESUS in every situation, because HE is always with me. MEDITATION - I don't like storms but I am going to give thanks continually and give my cares to HIM. I have found when I focus on JESUS, I have the same joy as during the calm. REFLECTION - When I give thanks, I appreciate JESUS. When I appreciate HIM HE grows in value to me. I am giving thanks for you my friend.
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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