Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Praise and Thanksgiving




Right now I’m sitting outside with my computer doing homework, when I started to think more on God… haha.. Funny how that works!!? It reminds me of Jamie Grace’s song ‘Hold me’….

The past few days have been amazing… Although I haven’t been blogging as much as I should… Note to self: Blog more!!! Anyway… God has really been touching me, speaking to me and giving me peace in my life’s business. I can honestly say that the past few weeks haven’t been easy. Although recently I went to a church service and the pastor spoke on praise and thanksgiving. That we need to have a thankful heart and then praise him! It was something that really spoke to me personally as I was going through such a hard time. I have known all my life to give ‘praise and thanksgiving’ no matter what happens in my day. But I can honestly say it’s easier said than done!! As when hard times come that's really when the test comes to see if you do what you say… So I prayed about it as it’s so hard to stand strong when the harsh winds of life are trying to push you down… And I really felt God gave me a new perspective on things along with many other things, that I should blog about!!

In Psalms 100:4 it says "Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name."

See how the verse says thanksgiving first then praise. So now every time I come into a place of worship... I make sure I come with a thankful heart! 

I can now say that every morning I thank God for another day, that I am alive and I ask Him to help me handle life’s situation in a godly way. To really have a thankful heart that is willing to serve God! To praise Him every day of the week no matter what I am going through. I know in the hard times He will never ever leave me!! I trust him!!! He knows what’s best and has a perfect plan!! 

So that’s something I personally want to have more of…. Thankfulness!! And praising Him constantly!! I want to be so full of His presence and overflowed with His love!! So that even in the hard times I can stand because I have my feet firmly in God and His word!!

(Thought of the day)

Sara-Jayne xx

The photo above is a photo of the sun right now!! :)
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