“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
In Marjorie Thompson’s book Soul Feast she asks, and then answers, a very interesting question. “Is it God’s work or our work that makes things happen? The answer to both, is yes!” This quote from her book says so much as we endeavor to have relationship with God. God of course is capable of doing mighty and beautiful things in our lives, but we have a part to play in that as well. We have to keep alert, to recognize the blessings of God that abound in our lives and to be in communion with God in gratitude. Sometimes the easiest way to do that is to stop and, even in the midst of trial and strife, look for the blessings and gifts that God has provided us. We start counting our blessings, from the really big things, to the smallest of things, and what we discover is that the list just goes on and on. It has no end. The unlimitedness of God pours out a treasure for us to accept. As a wise minister from my childhood used to say, “God is in the blessing business.” When we begin, with gratitude, to concentrate on all of the many gifts of God it seems that more just keep coming.
Meditate on your blessings, visualize the gifts that Spirit has poured out to you. Use your gifts to bless and affirm others. Your well can never run dry for Spirit God is infinite abundance and peace.
Affirmation: “Stopping to recognize the blessings of God, I see that they are indeed never ending and a feast for my soul.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.
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