During the month of November and as we approach Thanksgiving Day, the messages of gratitude and giving thanks are seen everywhere. But what does it mean to live daily with an attitude of gratitude? How do we give thanks when life is not going as expected or is just plain hard? What if I don’t feel thankful?
I can relate. The struggle of choosing joy and gratitude is often a very real experience for me!
Yet, as followers of Jesus we are called to give thanks as a way of life.
How can we cultivate grateful hearts that give thanks to the Lord with our entire being? Continue reading “Cultivating a Grateful Heart”
We’ve made it to the end of Psalm 119. Great job, ladies! My prayer is that you have been encouraged, comforted, stretched and renewed in your walk with Christ as you’ve studied this psalm. My challenge and encouragement to us all is that our hearts and minds would continue to resonate with those of the psalmist in these final verses.
The psalmist closes out this psalm declaring his love and his need for the Word of God in his life. We see that in God’s Word he finds great peace, steady feet, hope, joy and direction for life.
He admits his need for God’s presence and the Word of God in his life.
He confesses a heart that is prone to wander and go its own way and yet he recognizes that his ways are always before the Lord.
Oh, how I can relate! Continue reading “Let My Soul Live and Praise You”
How do you feel about affliction? What is your go-to response? I admit my first reaction is usually to avoid it and run from it at all costs. I like ease and comfort. The verses we journaled last week from Psalm 119:65-80 are rich lessons for us in our approach to and attitude toward affliction.
Continue reading “How Do You Respond to Affliction?”