Because sometimes I just have to tell my ole self to REJOICE! And I know that once I start thanking my magnificent Father with my mouth for all He has blessed me with, my heart follows. Then my worry becomes worship and that's what I need for today (umm, everyday ^_^). Before I even knew there was a meme called "Thankful Thursdays", God placed the name on my heart! I know that it blesses his heart to see his children praising him and giving him thanks as a family. He more than deserves it!
When I first had my twins, I remember people asking me if I was nervous about how I would manage two babies and a toddler. Yes, there were times I worried how I would handle it. Mostly there were times I worried if everyone would get enough of my attention and love. But every time I would begin to dwell on the seemingly "hardships", God would gently whisper, "Be thankful." I had so much to be thankful for! Having lost my second baby, my gratitude for the blessing of twins was that much more sweet. Every time apprehension or even weariness would start to creep in, I would begin thanking God for everything I could think of. My loving husband, my miracle home, my Lil Man, my precious babies, the car in our driveway, the sleepless nights, the laundry, the spit up and the spills.
The list of all I have to be thankful for is endless and once I start thanking my God for everything something shifts inside me. A sense of real and genuine gratitude to my Lord springs up from my soul and worrying just doesn't seem all that important anymore. God will provide for me because he has ALWAYS provided for me. He will strengthen me because I have made him my refuge. Thankfulness stirs up my faith.
Today, more than ever, I am so thankful God gave me a husband who will do whatever it takes so that I can pour my life and the love of Christ into my kids.
Today, I thank my God for the opportunity to start a new business. I thank him for teaching us to trust him through this difficult time. I thank him for working faith and endurance within us!
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1: 2-4Today, I will turn my worry into worship.
I will consider today pure joy! God loves me enough to help me grow!
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