Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 704 of Giving Thanks

How many times have I been told, “Watch what you speak into your life?”… and how many times, did I think, “Huh?” Have you ever been there?

It has taken me many years, and many times of watching my heart shatter right before my eyes; crash and splinter all over the place because of how I viewed my life. Did you know that perspective plays a huge role in where we end up? Honest, I promise to stop hurling questions, but bare with me…

Today was a praise and worship, thankful and grace-filled day. It was a day that no matter what thought came into my head, I just thought of what an amazing and purposeful God I have (and you do too). My work today was very mundane, entering data, and during the day, I enjoyed worship song after worship song. I love music, and luckily for my workmates, I did not sing, I just marveled in them.

‎"Broken? It is a time to praise and rejoice.
In pain? It is a time to praise and rejoice.
Anxious? It is a time to praise and rejoice.
Afraid? It is a time to praise and rejoice.
Lost? It is a time to praise and rejoice.
Hurting? It is a time to praise and rejoice.

“Always be glad because of the Lord! I will say it again: Be glad. Always be gentle with others. The Lord will soon be here.  Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God.” ~Philippians 4:4-6 (Contemporary English Bible).


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