A Grateful Heart

“Rejoice always and delight in your faith; be unceasing and persistent in prayer; in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭1 THESSALONIANS‬ ‭5:16-18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The Will of God for our lives is that we are required to be ‘thankful’ in EVERY situation we find ourselves, and to continue to give thanks no matter our circumstances.

Do you ever read the bible and say, ‘Far Out! My situation is so big and so ugly right now, I don’t know how to be thankful at this moment?’ 

I think we wouldn’t be human if we found being thankful easy.  Life isn’t easy at times, BUT when we have faith and put our trust in God, we know that our God is going to help us get through our situation.  He walks beside us!  He is going to turn our situation into a testimony for good – even when we don’t understand how this might happen.   All we need is a little faith that God will walk through our situations with us.

The verse says we are to rejoice always AND delight in our faith.  Never stop praying –  Persist even when we feel like our situation is too big for us.   Never underestimate God’s love for us.     Having faith in God, reminds us that He is bigger than us, and He is the one who is going to work it all out for us.


Strength and Dignity

Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared].”
‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭31:25‬ ‭AMP‬‬

I am surrounded by strong, kind and honourable women.   Women who I really admire and look up too.    I value these women in my life.   For many of these women, their smile hides their troubles – They stand tall despite their circumstances.   What I love most is that their trust is in God, and their joy is in Him.    They walk to the beat of God’s drum, and choose to look UP rather than at their circumstances.

It is through friendship that I know their circumstances.

‘Strength and dignity are her clothing…’

The thing with clothing is that we put on our clothing.   We choose our clothing, and we dress ourselves with our choices.   What do we clothe ourselves with?   Words can build us up, or they can break us down.    The choice is ours really. Our identity needs to be in Who God says we are.

It is through strength and dignity that we are strong and secure.    This brings us joy, because we don’t question our worth, our identity, or whose we are.     It is easy to smile at the future when our complete trust is in God, Our Father in Heaven.

So as we get dressed for our day, what words are we going to dress ourselves with?  What words are we going to speak over our lives?    Today I give my day to God, and I choose to believe His words over my life.  It’s going to be a great day.   Let’s go!!