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Monday, July 21, 2014

Thankful Life - July 21, 2014

Digging into the Word is essential for this life. We cannot survive the strife, pain, obstacles or even the good without the right direction and insights. This only comes from His Word and guide of the Holy Spirit. We must be careful to dwell in and meditate on the Word of God. Let us, LORD God depend on the Spirit for every step, every thought and desire to be in Your will.

"I have chosen the way of truth and faithfulness; Your ordinances have I set before me." ~Psalm 119:30 (Amplified Bible)

Remember to note the things of joy in your life... so that, when the times of challenges and obstacles arise, you can remember... "this is only temporary"... Why? Because we have an amazing, wonderful, faithful and perfect God directing our paths, loving us intensely and who has already prepared "the Way".

#thankfullife #givingthanksdaily #lifeincolorandwords
©2014 Shawn Boreta 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Being His - July 12, 2014

As I sit here tonight, I am once again reminded how fortunate I am for this journey of gratitude and truly grasping His gift of His Word and promises. It truly seems like a lifetime ago, or even someone else's life, when I think of the road traveled with my Savior began. In the "trenches", not in the "glow" is where I see His light shining brightest for me. It has been through the harshest of circumstances and the bleakest of moments that He lifted my heart, soul and mind to meet His glory. And, it's the gift I so desire for everyone I meet, and the greatest news is our Creator, our Savior, our Helper also desires that for our lives.

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ~Isaiah 41:10 (New International Version)

Heartache....

Don't let the enemy have any of these moments... all your moments belong to God... belong to God to work out, filter through and repair. JESUS LOVES YOU... so much that He left us with the Holy Spirit (Him in us) to help us with all the details of living this life. Allow Him to work...

Hope...
His Orchestrated Purpose [toward] Eternity

First, choose Him!
Believe that He is your Salvation.
Trust He knows your circumstances and will not leave you stranded!

You Know that people will tear you down.
You know the enemy wants you to believe that.
You KNOW THAT GOD IS ALWAYS PRESENT.

Let the Holy Spirit be your GATEKEEPER!

There is no "but" in this life we lead with God... we say, Yet God!

Yet God, has great things for you. Yet God, desires His children to KNOW His promises...

God promised that He is all you need... "My grace is sufficient for you..." (2 Corinthians 12:9)


"But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and [a]show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!" ~2 Corinthians 12:9 (Amplified Bible)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thankful Life - May 6, 2014

How do I get to be the person I need to be? Help others get to the next level…

Look at the end, and it’s all about relationships we forge during our lifetime that truly matters.

We under estimate our power – that is within us – through the power of the Holy Spirit (God in us). When we are true to our self in our faith, we can see and experience that true power, daily.

It’s not always what you are willing to do for others, but how you interact with them.

Buck the FEAR…

When we think too much of ourselves, we don’t step out, we don’t reach out, we neglect to love other enough to put faith in front of our fear. Be open to step out in faith today.

“Through His faithfulness, you are guarded by God’s power so that you can receive the salvation He is ready to reveal in the last time.”  1 Peter 1:5 (Common English Bible)

©2014 Giving Thanks Daily

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Thankful Life - June 5, 2014


There is no doubt about it.... I am getting older, and this body is dying. We live in this "dying" world - this world where pain and disappointment are ever present - but it's in the living daily that we are able to appreciate the time we have. But did you know that this "dying" world was created and everything about it is known by the LIVING GOD? Living for Jesus gives meaning to that which seems dead. Nothing in this life matters except pursing Him and LIVING WITH HIS PURPOSE in mind. Regardless of what this world is, we are not of this world. He is pursing you... your hopes and joy... your desires and purpose... you!

We live greatly when we love greatly... encourage those around us... inspire others to seek God. Holy Spirit help us engage and to be present for all Your divine interactions and opportunities.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." ~1 Thessalonians 5:11 (English Standard Version)

Love one another, extend love and carry His truth in our hearts... May you all have an amazing day celebrating our Father's beautiful gift through Jesus.

Today, decide to LIVE FOR HIM... in pursuit of your creator... the ONE who loves YOU MOST!

Life in the living...

We live life when we give life through encouragement... LOVE... compassion and passionate living.

So, are you part of the land of the living?

In this season of life, please share yourself most of all.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thankful Life - May 31, 2014

Good day brothers and sisters... preparing for my day... getting quiet and leaning on my LORD for the day.

Enjoy this beautiful day that our LORD has made and our Lord has made possible for us to walk in hope, joy and love.

(John 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

"And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." ~Ephesians 5:20 (New Living Translation)

“I thank my God always for you because of God’s love and kindness given to you through the Messiah Yeshua, in that you have been enriched by Him in so many ways, particularly in power of speech and depth of knowledge." ~1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (Complete Jewish Bible)



Living a thankful life has its perks... you begin to see things differently and the light is always on. Just my thoughts.

Help me LORD to know that this mountain before me, or this climb ahead of me will be strengthened and fortified by Your promises and hope. Thank You mighty and faithful God for loving me so much. thank YOU Father for never leaving me, and pursuing me, even in my mess, and among my messiness. I love You Abba Father and cannot imagine this life without You. In the name of Christ Jesus, let me LIVE rightly and wholly as Yours. Amen.

You do it "one thought"... one word, one verse... at a time. You dive in, drive forward and don't let the enemy take any credit for anything that you don't accomplish. You fight your own will by giving all the desperation, depressive thoughts and uncertainty to God... HE WILL FIGHT THE BATTLE because the battle that is not flesh is HIS... all His, and Jesus already won.

What is our job? 

"Putting on the whole armor of God" ~Ephesians 6:11

"Dwell in Him... He is our refuge our fortress" ~Psalm 91:1-16

Remember "...we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds...Hold every thought captive…” remember that He is the victor... ~2 Corinthians 10:3-5

"God is our shield..." ~Psalm 84:11

So what are you focusing on today? 

Is it your 'circumstance'? Or what Jesus did for you?

“Trust in the LORD and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.” ~Psalm 37:3-5 (New American Standard Bible)

I love this.... "DELIGHT YOURSELF IN THE LORD.....

...and HE WILL GIVE YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART."

The more you focus on HIM, the more His desires for your life, will become YOUR DESIRES...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Thankful Life - May 21, 2014

Oh LORD, I seek You... Father, come in - I know it's messy and in disarray at times, but YOU are welcome. Show me how not to hide, how to exude You. Help me know that You are in Your dwelling place, my Tabernacle... Your Temple... Let the doors of this tent fly wide open and let me know YOUR presence in this place. Remove the mess LORD, as I follow and love through obedience. Correct me. Let me see Your blessings. Let me know Your daily and moment to moment mercies. Let me grow in Christ... and be more and more like Jesus through every moment of growth. Let Your light shine, and my light that is YOU be seen to others.

Help me LORD to know that this mountain before me, or this climb ahead of me will be strengthened and fortified by Your promises and hope. Thank You mighty and faithful God for loving me so much. thank YOU Father for never leaving me, and pursuing me, even in my mess, and among my messiness. I love You Abba Father and cannot imagine this life without You. In the name of Christ Jesus, let me LIVE rightly and wholly as Yours. Amen.

I want to encourage you to seek Him diligently. In the midst of sorrow and turmoil, He is waiting. In the circumstance that seems hopeless, He is waiting. In the times when you don't see an out, He is waiting.

He is waiting. He pursues You throughout your life, and delivers salvation unconditionally, and free to you. Will you meet Him as He waits?

Often times, we worry needlessly... we allow the enemy, habit or our past dictate our worry barometer... We truly need to live today - allow our past to help us make better decisions, while today gives us permission to let go of the past. Jesus is our NOW - not the abuse, not the illness, not a failed relationship, not the abuse you have gone through... it is not dismissing those things or you, but negating who they came from. You are not alone. Allow God to heal and take what is not edifying to Christ or encouraging scripturally. He will take it all, and leave you with hope, but you have to let Him have it. Let us not keep picking up the past, the hurt, the heartache, BUT HANG ON TO HIS PROMISES.

Often times, we worry needlessly... we allow the enemy, habit or our past dictate our worry barometer... We truly need to live today - allow our past to help us make better decisions, while today gives us permission to let go of the past. Jesus is our NOW - not the abuse, not the illness, not a failed relationship, not the abuse you have gone through... it is not dismissing those things or you, but negating who they came from. You are not alone. Allow God to heal and take what is not edifying to Christ or encouraging scripturally. He will take it all, and leave you with hope, but you have to let Him have it. Let us not keep picking up the past, the hurt, the heartache, BUT HANG ON TO HIS PROMISES.

When we allow our past to become our present, we dismiss all of what God has for us. Let today be the day you allow the ashes of the past to become beauty of His victory on the cross for you. Healing comes when we let go of our own beliefs about our life... and who we are AND hang on to His promises of hope... keep your focus on the LORD, and He is faithful.

For this I am grateful.

I have been needing time with my God... and being reassured of who I am through Christ, as well as whose I am because I chose to believe... I chose to trust... I chose to live for Christ. And daily, I choose to believe... I choose to trust... I choose to live for Christ.

Join me?
Join me!

#givingthanksdaily
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

It's a Choice

We come into this world heading for a place that none of us want to end up. That place is darkness and desolate. It is hell!

We enter into this world, with the DNA of an amazing creator – our Creator. And our amazing Creator, pursues us and pursues us and pursues us.

So what do we do?
We choose!
We believe that Jesus is who He says He is.
We believe that God loves us passionately, as well as compassionately.
We believe in a Savior.
We believe to believe what He tells us through His Word.

And we live out that choice, in action.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." ~John 3:16 (King James Version)
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord." ~Romans 6:23 (New International Version)

#givingthanksdaily for His grace and gift.


"This means that our knowledge of men can no longer be based on their outward lives (indeed, even though we knew Christ as a man we do not know him like that any longer). For if a man is in Christ he becomes a new person altogether—the past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new. All this is God’s doing, for he has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ; and he has made us agents of the reconciliation. God was in Christ personally reconciling the world to himself—not counting their sins against them—and has commissioned us with the message of reconciliation. We are now Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were appealing direct to you through us. As his personal representatives we say, “Make your peace with God.” For God caused Christ, who himself knew nothing of sin, actually to be sin for our sakes, so that in Christ we might be made good with the goodness of God." ~1 Corinthians 5:16-21 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Life is a Prayer - March 11, 2014

I am grateful for Your Word... for being Yours and being led to perfection daily... I praise You LORD. I am thankful for every single day. Help me to live in a way that gratitude describes me.

Another day in victory, yet... help me Father, as this road I am on seems so long... dry and full of pot holes. As I stop, catch my breath tonight and hold on to You, I am in great need to exhale the negative that comes in and breathe in Your Word... James 1:2-3 says, "Regard it all as joy, my brothers, when you face various kinds of temptations; for you know that the testing of your trust produces perseverance." (Complete Jewish Bible).

I love this text... Regard (care, concern, respect, consider, appreciate) IT ALL AS JOY... that means everything... the trials; the obstacles.... "How LORD?" I think, and He assures, "Just as you are - through my Word; in my promises; because I am here and will never leave you".

Temptations (my urge to run... hide... give up or in... the enemy's desire to see me submit to his ruin and deceit) - NO! I will not.

I am weary, yet You, my God are here to carry me, lift me and sustain me in every possible way. I remember to CALL ON YOU - Matthew 11:28 reminds me, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest." And in the International Standard Version, I see "loaded down"... does anyone else feel that way when it comes to their marriage - and the enemy's plotting to destroy? KNOW THIS, OUR FATHER IS GREATER, BIGGER, STRONGER AND PERFECT in His plans.

As I search the Word, Your Word, I see so many ways that You love and guide me Father. Thank You for being with me, for "clearing my path", making a way... drawing me nearer and "leading me toward perfection". Your ways LORD God... Your ways I desire and seek.

"30 God! His way is perfect;
    the Lord’s Word is tried and true.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
31 Now really, who is divine except the Lord?
    And who is a rock but our God?
32 Only God! The God who equips me with strength
    and makes my way perfect,
33     who makes my step as sure as the deer’s,
    who lets me stand securely on the heights,
34     who trains my hands for war
    so my arms can bend a bronze bow.
35 You’ve given me the shield of Your salvation;
    Your strong hand has supported me;
    Your help has made me great.
36 You’ve let me walk fast and safe,
    without even twisting an ankle." Psalm 18:30-36 (Common English Bible)

Assured, I step forward, IN FAITH (beseeching even more faith) toward perfection every day, in every moment. And, as Your Word envelops my heart, and moves this little faith, I trust. Yes Father, I trust. I request ALL the strength I possess through the Holy Spirit to bring me a calm to my heart and a lifting of my soul tonight...

And, again I repeat my prayer from the morning, and trust... Yes LORD, I trust in the mighty name and powers of my Savior, Jesus... I trust.

A Pouring Out Lord I am coming to You this morning, tired and weary of this battle. It grows old. Renew me today. Put that fire in my heart to work diligently in the most important ministry I have! Pour out Your compassion and let it indwell greatly in my heart, let my eyes see as You see, let my ears hear Your words of encouragement. In this battle, even without arrows shooting or bullets penetrating, it's the deep unresolve of sin in the heart of those who do not know You. The enemy has not won, but the battle rages as he has. His only goal is to kill, steal and destroy and satan you will not, WILL NOT get my household. So Father, I am coming to YOU NOW for your strength and courage in this and every single moment. Help me to submit to the strength of the Holy Spirit and not to the desires for peace – keep my sights on You and help me do what's right I want to speak truth and allow You to reveal Your amazing Grace, Your amazing healing, Your amazing glory to those who don't believe; but Father You know the needs I share. Let me not be hindered by the battle, BUT encouraged, energized and joyful in Your victory. Remind me Lord, continue to remind me. In my tearful times I don't want to be afraid to cry, or afraid that the tears won't stop. Help me and my unbelief today. Help me and my doubt today. Help me let go of the fear that this is all there is today. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
And, as the day progressed, the prayers continued... "I have such a narrow view of things at times LORD... and I want to focus on the right things... the day to day... the moment to moment... Thank You for not leaving me, nor forsaking me – in the fire, I am covered and protected - I know it's when I reach beyond You that I get burned. It's when I decide to place my dependence on me, rather than You that I go under. Help me to stay above all that is strife and distracting AND distancing. Humbly and Yours, I come to You in Jesus' name. Amen."

And tonight I am reminded once again... Live as though every moment is a miracle, and every moment leads to the next miracle. And you know what? This life truly is a miracle, as is every moment.


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