Giving Thanks

We are a blessed people. We should begin each day giving thanks for another day’s journey.

~ Lisa Blair

A Prayer for Today

Good morning Lord, thank you for waking me up this morning and giving me the privilege of placing my feet on solid ground. Thank you for the buoyancy of your love that keeps me afloat. Thank you for keeping disease and pestilence at bay. Thank you for allowing me to be a steward of the Word, which is my inheritance. Thank you for shielding me from the storms of life. Thank you for allowing no weapons to form against me. Thank you for my salvation on this day that you have made. I will rejoice and be glad in it as I go through my day. In Jesus Name, Amen!

The Bible is replete with God’s promises. The best way to hold them near to our heart is to recite them in daily prayer, personalizing them and making them our own. Ownership seals the relationship in a real way and empowers our walk with Christ. When we own something we cherish it, are proud of it, share it, and make it part of our lives in a demonstrable way. As stewards, we are responsible for sharing the Word, which is difficult if we are not living it. Expression is the visible display of who we are in Christ.

Jesus commanded the Disciples to go out and build the Church. He taught the Disciples, as well as us, by example. He urged them to live a Christ-like life, and the only way we can accomplish that is to believe and express our treasure chest of spiritual knowledge outwardly. It begins with knowing what we are ’thankful’ for, and acknowledging it through prayer and thanksgiving each morning and throughout the day.

This is the Day, the Devil Must Flee

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God’s Promise – To give us wisdom, direction, and a way of escape

This morning I awoke and almost began my day without first thanking God for gifting me with the day. I quickly came to my senses, because without Him I am nothing.

So, I prayed, thanked Him for my continuous blessings, naming some of them, praised Him, and put the blood of Jesus over and around me and my family. I asked God to give me wisdom in all that I do today. I asked for help to incline my ear towards the words the Holy Spirit shares, to open my heart to other people’s needs and to be truthful about myself and my growth as a Christian, woman, wife, mother, and friend.

I verbally put on the Armor of God preparing and equipping myself to spread the Good News and defend myself against the onslaught of the evil one – through the Word, in all my interactions today. (Not my words but His words. It’s easy to cuss belittle, and denigrate, much more difficult to hold your tongue.) I prayed that I reside under the Lords’ wings and shadow throughout this day, and praised Him because He causes the devil to flee from my loved ones and me. I closed by prayer, Praise our Lord, Amen.

This is truly the day the Lord has made. We can begin the day stepping on the floor wrought with the issues of the day or step into the day wrapped in the power of God.

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Scripture – Holy Bible, Bible.com

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