I keep a journal of "gratitude's." Which in itself makes me smile, whenever I re-read pages from past months and years. This is just a short list, of a few things, I'm thankful for everyday, year around.. and not just on Thanksgiving Day. It has always been, what others might consider "the small things" in life, that make me the happiest. What others may take for granted or may not be able to see the blessing in, usually bring me the greatest joy! It never has taken much to make me happy.
Today I'm thankful for the redeeming blood of Yeshua.
The precious Ruach Hakodesh.
Love. Kindness. Smiles. Thoughtfulness. Integrity. Genuine concern. Humility. Honor.
Tenacity. Which is an undervalued attribute-I can't count the times, just sticking with something, when others have quit, has helped me progress, beyond what I thought, was possible.
Fathers who are spiritual leaders.
Family, friends, and even my enemies.
The peace and solitude of the wee hours of the morning.
Signs, wonders and miracles.
Magnolia and gardenia blossoms.
The beauty in the flight of Monarch butterflies.
Africans who know how to pray.
Cheap fuzzy socks.
Vick's vapor humidifiers.
Blouses with bows, ruffles or puffed sleeves.
Mornings alone on the front porch.
Sad love longs and old black and white movies.
Wisdom. Trials. Peace. Resiliency. Laughter.
Nicolas Duncan-Williams whose ministry helped to teach me the REAL POWER in prayer, and the legalities of the Kingdom.
I'm so grateful for #KennethHagin, Papa or Dad Hagin, for those of us, whose lives he's impacted,in such tremendous and unforgettable ways! His labor was not in vain. His legacy lives on! What a gift he was to the body of Christ! And I'm beyond thankful for his messages of faith.
The life of J. Vernon McGee.
I'm grateful that I'm not in a "low place" any more..just thankful, that I was pulled out from the muck and the mire.
I'm so grateful for Jesus' finished work. For doing for us, what we were unable to do for ourselves. Thank you, Savior.
I'm thankful for the Light, that shineth in darkness, and every experience, that has allowed me to see "beyond the veil".
I'm thankful for low-impact strength workouts, old fashioned epsom salt, and rubbing alcohol.
Essential oils and scented candles.
60 degree thermostat settings.
New fans with STRONG motors.
The warmth of portable heaters to warm my feet.
Ceramic flat irons.
White peach and nectarine body wash.
Pink Himalayan sea salt.
Smiles that light up any room.
The pure praise of toddlers.
Soft robes and heavy comforters straight from the dryer.
Awesome smelling leave-in-conditioners.
Life, health, and strength.
Peacemakers, but... NOT... peacebreakers!
I'm SO grateful that the #HolySpirit is a RESTRAINER!
I'm thankful for thunderstorms that seem to wash away all the stressors of the week and rest.
I'm thankful for the gift of music and song, that has gotten me through many, topsy-turvy-upside-down days.
I'm grateful for all of the people Elohim has strategically place in my life.
I'm thankful that I've never had to testify at any hearings.. I'd be just like #jeffsessions.. "Look, lady! You're making me nervous!" That would just be too much. Hour after hour?! Person after person?! Question after question?! The whole nation watching?! No, thanks.
I'm so grateful for whoever it is/they are, that's been praying for me. I certainly know someone has been! Prayer changes things.
I'm thankful for things "being as well" as they are.
I'm thankful for the people that the Bible calls "the least among us, and the pure in heart."
I'm so thankful for Mason, Marc, Jason, and Scott coming into my life. No better friends have I ever known. #AustismDoesNOTLiveHere
I'm so thankful that my name has been written in the Lamb's Book of Life!
I'm thankful that our Father, never puts more on us than we can bear, and always provides, a way of escape.
I'm thankful for confirmation.
I'm grateful for those God has called and anointed. His mouthpieces and vessels. They are valuable.
These are only a few of the things I'm thankful for, as the entire list would be too extensive. Let me know in the comments section, what you are thankful for, today. And, remember...
''Reflect on today's blessings, because every man has plenty. Do not lament over past misfortunes we all have some."
Be blessed and encouraged today. God loves you, and so do I!