We should be thanking God for his blessings.

 

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I know life is crazy, unpredictable, and feels very unstable right now for all of us.

It seems like every passing day brings something else to deal with.
We cannot focus on those negative things that are surrounding us.
There has to be one thing you can find to be thankful for.
This morning, I was grateful that the sun was shining, the traffic during my commute was so very easy, and that I filled my car with gas for $20.
I cannot remember the last time I was able to fill up my gas tank with $20.
I was ecstatic about that $20.
I know you might think it is silly that be so happy about the $20, but isn’t it the little things that are going to carry us over this difficult time.
We have to find the good things in our lives right now to be thankful for.
If we don’t, the darkness, heaviness, depression, anger, and frustration will overtake us.
Here is the best part, once you find that one thing, then start thanking God for that one thing, you will find a second thing, then a third thing, and so on.
Soon you will have a list of things you are grateful for. With your list and your worship of gratefulness, your spirit will be lifted, the heaviness on HAS to leave, and your outlook will change.
With the worship of gratefulness, you will change the atmosphere. Once your atmosphere changes, then your outlook will see everything differently.
Once you see things differently, you will start to recognize more and more things to be thankful for.
You have to start somewhere. Even the smallest thing can be used. Right now, I know a lot of us only have small things to work with right now but remember, Jesus started in a little insignificant place and look where God took Him!
Use the small things that seem so insignificant and see what God does with them.

America’s comeback – returning from the edge of destruction.

America, we have been asleep at the wheel for a long time.
We are waking up into what we believe was a horrible dream, but it is now our reality.
We put our lives on autopilot. We gave control of our final destination to other people.
We fully trusted what we were being told. We didn’t verify. We didn’t ask questions. We just went along quietly as others drove America into the ditch.
We allowed ourselves to be lied to. We let our American dreams be turned into a nightmare.
We let others go out and declare to the world that America was a racist country full of people who’s sins were unforgivable.
We allowed our leaders to turn our inner cities into war zones.
We allowed those same leaders to turn those cities into places that no human should have to live in.
We allowed those leaders to make those who were in poverty before even more impoverished.
We allowed those same leaders to enrich themselves as those in poverty turned poorer.
We allowed those same leaders to stop teaching our children in these large cities. We sat back as watched as our children did not even gain a primary education.
We allowed those same leaders to take away the right of school choice.
We allowed those same leaders to systematically turn large cities into outdoor homeless encampments.
We allowed those same leaders to kill off our population by flooding our streets with potent, highly addictive, and powerful illegal drugs.
We allowed those same leaders to give away our jobs and turn small towns into ghost towns.
We allowed prayer and the talk about God to be removed from our schools. Now, our children live in fear of school shootings.
We allowed political correctness to take over, and it made us conscientious of everything we were allowed to say. This political correctness chipped away our precious freedom of speech.
We allowed those same leaders to tell us that boys who “identified’ as girls could compete against our daughter’s in their sports events.
They also told us that those same “girls” could shower and use the same restrooms with our daughters. We were told that if we didn’t agree that we ourselves were racists.
We allowed our children to be indoctrinated in our colleges. We allowed these colleges to hire professors who hate America. We let their poisoned minds teach our children, thus filling their minds and hearts with that same poison and hate.
We allowed big corporations to grow into monopolies, thus driving small businesses into bankruptcies.
We voted in leaders who do not believe in criminal justice. These leaders see our justice system as racist.
Thus, they allow those guilty of serious crimes to roam the streets to create more victims.
We allowed these same leaders to leave our border unsecured. Thus we have now imported dangerous criminals from so many other countries.
We have allowed those leaders to leave our veterans out in the cold. These brave men and women fought for our nation, Her people, and Her freedoms.
We allowed so many of them to suffer.
We have allowed our military men and women to be wounded, maimed, and killed for no reason.
Then if that wasn’t enough, we allowed them to suffer in silence with PTSD once they returned home.
We have allowed those same leaders to keep us in endless wars. We have wasted so much money on wars that we should not be involved in.
On and one it goes. America, when is enough going to be enough?
When will we demand that those responsible for the near destruction of America have to be held accountable?
Yet, what do we do? We continue to re-elect the same politicians into office. They blatantly lie to our face, and we keep rewarding their lies by re-electing them. It is time to vote them out of office!
Now, we allowed radicals to be voted into office.
We are blessed to live in a democracy where we have the incredible gift of choosing our leaders, yet many of us never even bother to vote.
Now, we have voted into office those who do not even try to hold those guilty of crimes accountable.
We have allowed “no cash bail” to be implemented, allowing a revolving door for violent criminals.
America, we have allowed our wages to be driven down by not demanding that the entry of low skilled workers from other countries be held to a limit.
We allowed these leaders to place abortion clinics in our brown and black communities. We stood silent as these “clinics,” which are disguised as places for “women’s health,” murder innocent babies of color. If that wasn’t bad enough, we said nothing as they used our money, in the form of taxes, to commit these murders.
Right at this moment, many of these leaders will not allow American’s to go back to work, to reopen their small businesses, to get back to school, and to start to get back to our everyday lives.
They have used their power to impose draconian lock-downs all in the efforts of making our economy fail! Why do they want our economy to fail? So that they will gain more power!
We have been lied to about how many American’s truly have passed away from this deadly virus. Again, inflating this number to gain more power, and to keep us in ultimate fear in order to control us.
Fearful people are so easy to control. They know this and are using it to the fullest extent!
Now, we have allowed our leaders to drive American race relations back to pre-1960 levels. Now racism is alive, thriving, and now on steroids.
We sit back and say nothing as they spoon-fed our youth with hate, blame, excuses, and racism.
We have allowed our leaders to tell us that people should be judged by their skin color and not their character.
First of all, who are we to judge, and second of all, no one should be elevated or held back because of their skin color.
We have allowed these same leaders to tell Caucasian Americans that they should be ashamed of their skin color and are guilty for all the racism in America from the beginning of Her conception.
We have allowed these same leaders to tell those Americans of color that Caucasians are the sole reason they can’t get ahead in life.
The ironic part of this all is that some of those leaders who are bringing shame to Caucasians are Americans of color who somehow managed to rise to leadership positions in a country full of racist.
How can so much “systemic racism” exist in America when America voted in Barack Obama for our President, twice? The answer is that it DOES not exist. It is made up, fabricated, and dishonest! All this dishonesty to keep America divided!
We have allowed these same leaders to lie to us over and over again.
They lied to tell us when they said they represented the working men and women of America. All the while, they were hiding a deep, dark secret. This secret is so vile that they would produce lies so audacious to cover up their secret hate of minorities.
As we gave into them over and over again, their hunger for power grew and grew. Now, it is a greedy monster.
Now, they will lie, kill, blame, and destroy to gain all power and control.
The lies they spew are so lethal that they don’t care who is destroyed in gaining all power and control over us.
America, it is time to pull over, grab a double-espresso, take a walk around the car, open all the windows all the way, and put the radio full-blast.
Wake up, America! We have allowed our vehicle to be taken down a road of destruction.
It is time to pull a U-turn and get back onto the road of recovery.
It is time to ask questions, demand answers, and demand that our nation be returned into the hands of “we the people.”
First and foremost, we are a nation under God, founded by God and blessed by God.
Second, no person should be judged by anyone other than God.
Thirdly, no person should be given favor or held back due to the color of their skin.
Fourth, God created us in His image. The original creator, God, wonderfully made each of us. God does not make mistakes. No person should be ashamed of their skin color, as this is how God created them.
Fifth, God does not operate in shame, guilt, hate, racism, or lies.
So if He does not operate in shame, how can we be ashamed by our skin color? Stand proudly in who God made you to be.
Sixth, we are all forgivable by God. No man can forgive our sins! We should never seek to be forgiven by a human. No person other than Jesus died for our sins. Therefore, only God, His father, can forgive our sins via Jesus.
These are trying times we are in now. Our answer is not to give up on God. He has not and will not give up on us.
We must press into Him even more. We must pursue Him with a hungry heart.
We must pray harder and more fervently than ever. America is in a spiritual battle.
If you are fearful, seek God. You are precious to Him, and He desires to protect that which is precious and unique to Him.
If you feel your faith failing, ask God to restore it. Let thankfulness and gratefulness lead the way to open your eyes to see all the goodness of God.
Hold on! Remember, it is always darkest right before the light breaks through.

God, help me find happiness in my life!

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Are you happy? Are you delightfully happy? Do you ask yourself all the time, “What is wrong with me? Why aren’t I happy? When will I finally be happy? What has to happen for me to be truly happy?
Here is a small nugget. Happiness can start today with gratitude. Yes, gratitude. Something so simple but so beneficial.
Gratitude can change your attitude, change your outlook, change the way you see things. It can also change the way you treat other people.
Gratefulness causes a different mindset. It changes the atmosphere.
Gratefulness improves our mental, emotional, and physical well being.
Studies have found that gratefulness improves our happiness, our emotions, our health, our self-esteem, and our sleep. It also increases our empathy and produces fewer aches and pains.
Gratefulness reminds us of how far God has brought us.
Gratefulness brings HOPE to where God will take us next!
The voice of gratefulness used regularly will always help you to speak positive responses and see things in a positive light.
Gratefulness will always invite the blessings of God to overtake your life.
You might be saying that there isn’t much in your life to be grateful for.
There has to be at least one thing, no matter how small and insignificant others might think that one thing is.
Focus on that one thing. Be grateful for that one thing and watch as God starts to open your eyes to see other things to be thankful for.
Once you see the possibilities of additional items to be grateful for, God will start to bring opportunities for more blessings and more gratefulness.
Is being grateful all the time an easy thing to do? The answer is, “no!” If it were an easy thing to do, everyone would do it.
It takes practice, dedication, patience, and diligence.
Complaining all the time is a lot easier than being thankful.
When you compare the outcomes of complaining against the results of being thankful, thankfulness wins hands down.

 

God, let us see all the blessings in our lives!

 

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I know life is crazy, unpredictable, and feels very unstable right now for all of us.

It seems like every passing day brings something else to deal with.
We cannot focus on those negative things that are surrounding us.
There has to be one thing you can find to be thankful for.
This morning, I was grateful that the sun was shining, the traffic during my commute was so very easy, and that I filled my car with gas for $20.
I cannot remember the last time I was able to fill up my gas tank with $20.
I was ecstatic about that $20.
I know you might think it is silly that be so happy about the $20, but isn’t it the little things that are going to carry us over this difficult time.
We have to find the good things in our lives right now to be thankful for.
If we don’t, the darkness, heaviness, depression, anger, and frustration will overtake us.
Here is the best part, once you find that one thing, then start thanking God for that one thing, you will find a second thing, then a third thing, and so on.
Soon you will have a list of things you are grateful for. With your list and your worship of gratefulness, your spirit will be lifted, the heaviness on HAS to leave, and your outlook will change.
With the worship of gratefulness, you will change the atmosphere. Once your atmosphere changes, then your outlook will see everything differently.
Once you see things differently, you will start to recognize more and more things to be thankful for.
You have to start somewhere. Even the smallest thing can be used. Right now, I know a lot of us only have small things to work with right now but remember, Jesus started in a little insignificant place and look where God took Him!
Use the small things that seem so insignificant and see what God does with them.

In the swirling fear of coronavirus, let’s go back to the basics – worship!

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Its been a while since we just worshipped God. I think with all everything going on in our world right now, this is a good day to go back to that place of worship.
We need to use our worship to find His peace and serenity. In our worship, we find His love, and most of all, His presence!
God, we thank You for who You are. You are holy, magnificent, glorious, and beautiful.
Thank You for waking us up today. Thank You for keeping us safe last night as we slept.
God, we love You will all our hearts. We worship You for everything You have blessed us with.
We thank You for the food we have to eat, the bed we have to sleep in, the job to support our families, we thank You for our health, thank You for this day. For this is the day You created, and we shall be glad and rejoice in it (Psl118:24)
God, we thank You for our Savior, Jesus. Thank You that He took our place on the cross. Thank You, Father, for giving Your only Son, Jesus, to die in our place on the cross.
Because of Him, we are restored back to You. We say thank You, Father. Thank You for the comforter, the Holy Spirit.
Father, we thank You that You are our strong tower, our defender, our protector, and our warrior.
Father, thank You for Your peace, joy, and abundant happiness.
Thank You, Father, for the way You love us! You love us without expectation, and You love us just how we are. You love us, relentlessly!
Your love is unconditional, never-ending, never ceasing, and unfathomable
Thank You, Father, for Your mercy and grace that renews every morning.
Thank you, Father, for the pursuit of us. Thank You, God, that before the foundations of this world, You loved us.
Before this world was formed, You were thinking, planning, and in anticipation of us.
God, thank You for Your never-ending forgiveness.

Thank You for Your divine plans for our lives. Thank You that You have a purpose set out for each one of us.
Thank You that as we worship You, all fear, all doubts, all depression, all worries, and all anxieties must flee.
Thank You that our worship brings our focus back to You. It places You front and center, and everything else falls to the background.
Thank You that our worship moves mountains. It makes a way when there seems to be no way.
God, protect us. God, there is so much fear about coronavirus and the death that comes with it.
Father, right now, in the name above all names, we bind all viruses, including coronavirus. We loose perfect health and safety in its’s place.

God, Your word says that whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven. Whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven(Matt18:18).
God, we thank You for Your divine protection for our families against all forms of viruses, disease, sickness, and coronavirus.
God, we command that we shall live and NOT DIE (Psl118:17) in the name of Jesus.
God, we place a hedge of protection around each one of our family members.
God, we place the whole armor of God on each of our family members(Eph6:10-18).
God, we thank You for everlasting life thought our Savior. Thank You that no weapon formed against us shall prosper.
Father, we cast every form of this virus to the pits of hell where it belongs.
Father, we ask Godly wisdom upon man to come up with a vaccine quickly.
Father, we ask for forgiveness for our disobedience of You. God, heal our lands.
Father, as fast as this virus appeared, we ask that it dissipate and disappear that quickly too.
God, we ask for protection over our President and his administration from all forms of sickness, disease. and all viruses. Angels, in the name of Jesus, surround the President, his family, and his whole administration and divinely protect them. Your word instructs us to pray for leaders (1Tim2:1-3).
God, we ask for divine protection around our troops and their families.
God, we ask protection around our children and their schools.
God, send angels to protect each one of us.
God, we seek Your face. God, restore our economy and our nations.
God, we ask that the truth be revealed exactly how this virus started. Let the truth be known. What man does is secret shall be made known to all man.
Father, we know that we are inching closer and closer to the second coming of our Savior. God, let every heart be restored to you.
God, we ask for a resurgence of You. We ask that this world be will turn back to You. God, let there be a revival of You.
God, let there be a new hunger and thirst for You. God reignite fires and passions for You and everything about You.
God, let us see a mighty move of God.
God, we ask all these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.

God, help me find happiness in my life!

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Are you happy? Are you delightfully happy? Do you ask yourself all the time, “What is wrong with me? Why aren’t I happy? When will I finally be happy? What has to happen for me to be truly happy?
Here is a small nugget. Happiness can start today with gratitude. Yes, gratitude. Something so simple but so beneficial.
Gratitude can change your attitude, change your outlook, change the way you see things. It can also change the way you treat other people.
Gratefulness causes a different mindset. It changes the atmosphere.
Gratefulness improves our mental, emotional, and physical well being.
Studies have found that gratefulness improves our happiness, our emotions, our health, our self-esteem, and our sleep. It also increases our empathy and produces fewer aches and pains.
Gratefulness reminds us of how far God has brought us.
Gratefulness brings HOPE to where God will take us next!
The voice of gratefulness used regularly will always help you to speak positive responses and see things in a positive light.
Gratefulness will always invite the blessings of God to overtake your life.
You might be saying that there isn’t much in your life to be grateful for.
There has to be at least one thing, no matter how small and insignificant others might think that one thing is.
Focus on that one thing. Be grateful for that one thing and watch as God starts to open your eyes to see other things to be thankful for.
Once you see the possibilities of additional items to be grateful for, God will start to bring opportunities for more blessings and more gratefulness.
Is being grateful all the time an easy thing to do? The answer is, “no!” If it were an easy thing to do, everyone would do it.
It takes practice, dedication, patience, and diligence.
Complaining all the time is a lot easier than being thankful.
When you compare the outcomes of complaining against the results of being thankful, thankfulness wins hands down.

 

Today, make room for thankfulness.

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Some of us like to plan for our lives. We set goals which we see as attainable for 5, 10, and 15 years into our future.
What we don’t plan for is the unexpected. Life can take a dramatic change in one single second.
Not one person is guaranteed a tomorrow will be part of their future. We all make plans for our tomorrows, but no man knows when their life will come to an end.
Today, make sure you live your best life, live with no regrets, and make sure you spend the most quality time with the ones you love.

Never skip a moment that allows you to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.
Never take for granted how blessed you are. In the blink of an eye, it can all be gone. Remember to be grateful. Thankfulness and gratefulness are the keys to a happy life. We have to be thankful for each blessing no matter how small and insignificant it seems to others.
If you woke up in your own dry, safe, comfortable bed this morning, be thankful. If you have a room, an apartment, or a house to live in, be grateful. If you aren’t under the care of a physician for some long term illness, be thankful. If you had a hot meal today, be thankful. If you had running water this morning to take a bath and brush your teeth, be grateful.
Some of these things may seem unimportant to a lot of people, and those same people may not even see these things as blessings, but do not be one of those people.
Be grateful in the little things so that God can make room for gratefulness in the BIG things!
Do not put your happiness on hold until some significant event in your life takes place. Be happy now!
Although we plan that tomorrow will hold nothing but blessings, life has a way of sneaking up and stealing that expectation.

Today, I am filled with new levels of gratefulness.

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Who is like our GOD? Who can compare to Him? No one! He is the one true living God! I have to worship Him for He is truly worthy. Nothing and no one can compare to Him.
Today, I am filled with a new level of gratitude towards Him. He as taken care of me in an unexplainable way.
Just as He changed my own life, He will forever change your life for the better. What He has in store for you is something greater.
That something greater is something beyond your wildest dreams and thoughts.
I have to say “Thank You” to Him. He loved me even when I was unlovable, He is everything to me, and there are no mere human words to describe how much I love Him.
When the enemy set out to destroy me, our God took care of me, watched over me, and sent His angels to protect me.
When I was suffering for the consequences of my actions when I chose my choices over God’s when I opened doors that He told me not to open, and when I disobeyed Him, He loved me anyway. He shielded me from the sins that came with along my disobedience.
Just as He did these things for me, He will do the same for you. His word says that He is no respecter of persons.
Today, I say to you seek Him now for His word say that one day He will be searched for and not found. Voices will call out to Him, but He will not answer(Prov1:28).
Do not let that day come upon you without seeking Him first.