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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Giving Thanks Daily (1)


I am finding it difficult to begin and stay focused on writing daily. So, when this happens, I will take the approach of keeping things simple... Today, I'm simply thankful. 

"The Similes of Salt and Light.[By their deeds the disciples are to influence the world for good. They can no more escape notice than a city set on a mountain. If they fail in good works, they are as useless as flavorless salt or as a lamp whose light is concealed]“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.[The unusual supposition of salt losing its flavor has led some to suppose that the saying refers to the salt of the Dead Sea that, because chemically impure, could lose its taste.]  You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father."
-Matthew 5:13-16 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

If we awake with a thought of gratitude, it can change our entire day... and a changed day, can create a beautiful life.

We are called to be light and salt... so, today, and the next day, and the next... "Let your light shine".  Lord, help me to let my Your light in me shine, shine, shine.

Not only are we called, but we can be the light when we tap into He who is "for us".

Today, I am grateful that I belong to my Creator. I am grateful that I know of His gift of salvation.

Father, help me to know Your Word more deeply, and let my life reflect "know You"!



© 2018 Giving Thanks Daily
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Shawn Boreta

Friday, December 29, 2017

Giving Thanks Daily - Begin Anew

In 2010 I was prompted to journal about gratitude - in fact, this is the blog that grew from that challenge. In the past few years, writing has been difficult. If you have read some of my entries, you have followed some of my journey - wading through chronic illness, and treating a seemingly impossible disease. Yet God!

The foundation that was set in the over 1,000 entries of Giving Thanks Daily, and the promises of our Creator have kept my thoughts in the right place, for the most part... lately, I have noticed that I am struggling much more, and my thoughts, although I am not doubting God's goodness or gifts, I am finding that I am less positive. I experience much more anxiety, frustration and disappointment than when I am not in the Word and finding gratitude in my daily routine.

So, today, as we draw near to the beginning of a new year, I will begin again.

As I was thinking and pondering a new start with the daily writing, I remembered why, for me it's so very important for me to share my faith. To share what I learn. To share the struggles and the victories. Because I need it, I desire to draw nearer my Savior, and know all that He has given for me to learn.

I am thankful for this opportunity, and I thank you for joining me. As I have done in the past, I invite you to give thanks daily as well.


(c) 2017 Giving Thanks Daily
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Shawn Boreta

Friday, May 19, 2017

Be Not Troubled

Are you going through troubles?
Try to allow God to reason with you... rebuke the enemy. You've come way too far.
This too shall pass.
Remember WHOSE you are.
Talk to those who will affirm you, not beat you down. Often, it's those who we love the most who tear us down the most.
TELL YOURSELF, RIGHT NOW!!!
BACK OFF SATAN...This man/girl speaking right now.... belongs to God... and Jesus is on the throne is now pleading for me to be encouraged... Holy Spirit move me toward peace... comfort and wholeness in You. Help me know that 'man's' word means nothing - because nothing compares to YOUR goodness.

"Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It’s way over our heads. We’ll never figure it out. Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do? Anyone who has done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice? Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes."
Romans 11:33 (The Message)

"Having problems that seem impossible to solve? Are you in a situation that you would like to remove yourself from? Would you like to see light without having to go through the tunnel?
Well--you certainly can . . .
Because God loves to answer the prayers of those who put their trust in Him and cry out to Him for deliverance.
Don't believe me? Give it a try and see for yourself!!!
Go ahead---I dare you!"

Strength and Honor - Ron McIntyre

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pray Always

Heavenly and gracious Father... thank You for doing what I wasn't able... for sending Jesus to take "it all away"... for giving me choice so that I am truly Yours... help me Holy Spirit to keep in Your presence... stay true to Your desires, Your Word, Your will. Help me to (DAILY) BREAK FREE... help me to remember that I am forever forgiven - that gratitude comes in humility and is a gift that I can take in, give out and never let go of. Help me to fight through the grind, the challenges and reap the blessings in it all. Coming to You Lord Jesus and trusting Your intercession and knowing what my needs truly are.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Day 1 - Giving Thanks Daily

Today's Giving Thanks Daily Thought

Hold tightly to God's Word and promises!!!!
In the tough times and good times, meditate and reflect - dwell in what is good and what is right. Let go of the world, the fear, the uncertainty!
Remember that the enemy's (satan) only goal is to get your eyes off the Lord… to divide, incite fear, deceive and lie, and put blinders on people. Let it be the Word that washes over you, and the words of this world roll off. Remember who you are in Christ.
And, hold your ground in His presence - seek wisdom and truth.

Love in Christ,
Shawn

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thankful Life - August 26, 2016



I am really trying to focus on the right thing.

I have a follow up Lyme appointment next week - and essentially symptoms have come back. I started treatment 17 months ago (orals: Rx, herbals and homeopathic). I had several months where improvement was apparent. As I changed medications for the 6th time because of adverse reactions (Rocephin shots), I now find my body is not progressing the way I "thought" it would during this time of treatment. I can get completely discouraged, as can we all.... OR I CAN GET COMPLETELY ENGAGED with the healing that our Father has already provided me... praise, worship and thanksgiving.

Here's how good the LORD has been. As I begin to crumble in my moments of weakness, He reminds me what my mission is - pray for others, while trusting His plan AND allow Jesus to stand in the gap (every gap). It sounds so simple, and agreeably, IT IS NOT, but it truly is. I have many moments of crumbling, stumbling and despair, but over the years (as I get closer to Him), they are less and less.... and I can see these as fleeting moments, rather than lingering.
My prayer for all of us is that we can see despair fleet, and His presence linger.
I thought I would share some an older article, from 2012.

Day 879 of Giving Thanks Daily



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fleet·ing
ˈflēdiNG/
adjective
lasting for a very short time.
synonyms: brief, short, short-lived, quick, momentary, cursory, transient, ephemeral, fugitive, passing, transitory; literary evanescent
lin·ger·ing
ˈliNGɡ(ə)riNG/
adjective
lasting for a long time or slow to end.
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Thankful Life - August 26, 2016



I am really trying to focus on the right thing.

I have a follow up Lyme appointment next week - and essentially symptoms have come back. I started treatment 17 months ago (orals: Rx, herbals and homeopathic). I had several months where improvement was apparent. As I changed medications for the 6th time because of adverse reactions (Rocephin shots), I now find my body is not progressing the way I "thought" it would during this time of treatment. I can get completely discouraged, as can we all.... OR I CAN GET COMPLETELY ENGAGED with the healing that our Father has already provided me... praise, worship and thanksgiving.

Here's how good the LORD has been. As I begin to crumble in my moments of weakness, He reminds me what my mission is - pray for others, while trusting His plan AND allow Jesus to stand in the gap (every gap). It sounds so simple, and agreeably, IT IS NOT, but it truly is. I have many moments of crumbling, stumbling and despair, but over the years (as I get closer to Him), they are less and less.... and I can see these as fleeting moments, rather than lingering.
My prayer for all of us is that we can see despair fleet, and His presence linger.
I thought I would share some an older article, from 2012.

Day 879 of Giving Thanks Daily



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fleet·ing
ˈflēdiNG/
adjective
lasting for a very short time.
synonyms: brief, short, short-lived, quick, momentary, cursory, transient, ephemeral, fugitive, passing, transitory; literary evanescent
lin·ger·ing
ˈliNGɡ(ə)riNG/
adjective
lasting for a long time or slow to end.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thankful Life - August 25, 2016


We grow with the Holy Spirit working in us... Nothing less for a child of God will do!

"Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life." ~ Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)

Your mind changes your brain... with God as the source, live it out.

Process life from your thoughts and eliminate death.

Keeping my eyes on the LORD.
The only way to truly want what is best for me is to know the Father intimately through getting into the Word daily. It's only then can I know what the best of me is.

"22-24 But you have learned nothing like that from Christ, if you have really heard his voice and understood the truth that he has taught you. No, what you learned was to fling off the dirty clothes of the old way of living, which were rotted through and through with lust’s illusions, and, with yourselves mentally and spiritually re-made, to put on the clean fresh clothes of the new life which was made by God’s design for righteousness and the holiness which is no illusion.

25 Finish, then, with lying and tell your neighbour the truth. For we are not separate units but intimately related to each other in Christ.

26-27 If you are angry, be sure that it is not out of wounded pride or bad temper. Never go to bed angry—don’t give the devil that sort of foothold.

The new life means positive good
28 If you used to be a thief you must not only give up stealing, but you must learn to make an honest living, so that you may be able to give to those in need.

29 Let there be no more foul language, but good words instead—words suitable for the occasion, which God can use to help other people.

30 Never hurt the Holy Spirit. He is, remember, the personal pledge of your eventual full redemption.
31-32 Let there be no more resentment, no more anger or temper, no more violent self-assertiveness, no more slander and no more malicious remarks, Be kind to each other, be understanding. Be as ready to forgive others as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:22-32 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)

Shawn Delia Boreta

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