Monday, April 8, 2013

Day 994 of Giving Thanks Daily


At some point you have to change your perspective.

God can do amazing things, but He leaves choice to you.... start every morning thanking God, giving thanks for the good things. Focus on that, rather than the negative.

I promise you will change. But better yet, God promises are greater. 

As you as you start changing your thoughts toward the good things, your circumstances won't feel this daunting. I have been there. I know this one. That is why I started giving thanks daily (my blog). I wrote every single day for over 600 days what I was thankful for before missing even one. Now I write as led, and have all the other pages. You have to choose to change things. But you have to follow through.

Decide to heal my friends. Believe and trust our Father that this is already accomplished, and it will be done.

Those who are depressed, take a step to move out of the darkness and into His amazing and tender mercies. If you are in pain, ill, struggling financially, with your job, your marriage, or just unsure why... keep moving toward God. The only way to heal is by His work in you... become your greatest advocate before Jesus' feet.

Do not allow the enemy to take hold of any part of your life; everyone has pain and the enemy will take even an inkling of pain and work and continue to work it to a gaping hole in your life (deceivingly through our own flawed perceptions).

The Holy Spirit is our strength, courage and He is your "pick me up" in times of trouble. You are all powerful through Christ... YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST. You are loved beyond measure. Today Father, I give my fears, doubts, sorrows, physical pain and everything else that is hindering my growth and healing of this fleshly body. I boldly come to YOU in Jesus' name with not enough faith to do "all things" but depend wholly on You to give me more, help me believe more, trust You more, abide in You more, dismiss the holds in my life COMPLETELY. Mighty and faithful God I thank You that all this IS POSSIBLE. That I have all of You to hold on to, cling to, trust in... that You have already WON this battle, that I am a victor, never a victim. I am Yours, loved, cared for, protected and already delivered. Help me LORD... help me see, hear and do all that You place before me. Help me today take that first step, the next step and every step to follow in the days to come. Thank You for being with me, loving me and holding me. Thank You for salvation, Your mercy, Your favor and Your light that shines in every moment, EVEN MY darkest moments. Help my family do the same. Expectant LORD that You hear our cries, hear our prayers and answer every single one of them according to Your will and for Your glory. I love You our Father, I trust You, believe You and am ready to recognize every one of Your blessings and gifts. Help me to be grateful. Amen.

Those who are depressed, take a step to move out of the darkness and into His amazing and tender mercies. If you are in pain, ill, struggling financially, with your job, your marriage, or just unsure why... keep moving toward God. The only way to heal is by His work in you... become your greatest advocate before Jesus' feet.

Do not allow the enemy to take hold of any part of your life; everyone has pain and the enemy will take even an inkling of pain and work and continue to work it to a gaping hole in your life (deceivingly through our own flawed perceptions).

In the eye of a storm; in the heat of the fire; in the midst of heartbreak - let us come to You LORD in faith, in hope, in confidence that we can count on Your presence. As we hit our knees, let us know Your greatness, Your love and all that You promise. Help us Father to realize not just Your presence, but Your desire for us to recognize You throughout all of our moments and that you hold us in Your perfect embrace. Let us see You.

Psalm 90
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Book Four
"Let Your work [the signs of Your power] be revealed to Your servants, and Your [glorious] majesty to their children." ~Psalm 90:16 (Amplified Bible)

A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
1 Lord, You have been our dwelling place and our refuge in all generations [says Moses].
2 Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God.
3 You turn man back to dust and corruption, and say, Return, O sons of the earthborn [to the earth]!
4 For a thousand years in Your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.(A)
5 You carry away [these disobedient people, doomed to die within forty years] as with a flood; they are as a sleep [vague and forgotten as soon as they are gone]. In the morning they are like grass which grows up—
6 In the morning it flourishes and springs up; in the evening it is mown down and withers.
7 For we [the Israelites in the wilderness] are consumed by Your anger, and by Your wrath are we troubled, overwhelmed, and frightened away.
8 Our iniquities, our secret heart and its sins [which we would so like to conceal even from ourselves], You have set in the [revealing] light of Your countenance.
9 For all our days [out here in this wilderness, says Moses] pass away in Your wrath; we spend our years as a tale that is told [for we adults know we are doomed to die soon, without reaching Canaan].(B)
10 The days of our years are [a]threescore years and ten (seventy years)—or even, if by reason of strength, fourscore years (eighty years); yet is their pride [in additional years] only labor and sorrow, for it is soon gone, and we fly away.
11 Who knows the power of Your anger? [Who worthily connects this brevity of life with Your recognition of sin?] And Your wrath, who connects it with the reverent and worshipful fear that is due You?
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.
13 Turn, O Lord [from Your fierce anger]! How long—? Revoke Your sentence and be compassionate and at ease toward Your servants.
14 O satisfy us with Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning [now, before we are older], that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad in proportion to the days in which You have afflicted us and to the years in which we have suffered evil.
16 Let Your work [the signs of Your power] be revealed to Your servants, and Your [glorious] majesty to their children.
17 And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands—yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it.

I am so grateful for God’s influence, and my changed perspective… and ever growing desire to please the LORD. I love You Father, I love Your Word... I desire to abide, love others greatly and deeply.

© 2013 Giving Thanks Daily

Shawn Delia Boreta

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