Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, about your body, or what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Matthew 6:25 (NIV)
The welfare of the sheep depends solely on the care given from the shepherd. If the shepherd does not worry, why should the sheep? The shepherd goes ahead of the sheep and knows when it is time for a new wardrobe, new shoes, or time to eat. But there is a greater need. The need of caring for your life, soul, mind and your body. Our heavenly Father knows our needs before we ask and is willing to give them to us when we put Him first in our lives. We accomplish this by living as He desires for us to live. The Lord wants to give you a life of abundance. So, study and pray so you will be knowledgeable about God’s will for you! It is then that you will know His will, and you will be able to answer unto his calling.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
Many times, we want to do things on our own without seeking the Lord for directions. We think we know what is best for us, but God knows what is better. I’ve learned that when I truly and sincerely trust God, in all situations, He smooths the pathway for me. I have left friends and family to follow what God has for me. God has allowed me to go through the valley, only to bring me out a better person. Family and friends want to know why I seem “so at peace”. This is when I share my testimonies of how God brought me out of situations, and kept me in my “right mind”. GOD IS A KEEPER!!!
O give thanks unto the Lord; for [He is] good; for His mercy [endureth] forever. (KJV) 1 Chronicles 16:34
What are you thankful for?
We should never take for granted the small things the Lord blesses us with. The Lord places great emphasis on being thankful, and so should we.
Why should you thank God?
You should thank God for His Power
You should thank God for His Person
You should thank God for His Provision
You should thank God for His Protection
You should thank God for His Presence
Thanks in the Hebrew language means Yaddah, which mean to make a public announcement. Do you remember the last time you made a public announcement of what you are thankful for? A public announcement by definition is composed of a group of words which are intentionally spoken or intentionally written for new awareness toward a mass of people to attain. Your mass of people could be your family, friends, coworkers or the people who style your, whether it’s your barber or your hair stylist. Make an intentional effort to become more public with your gratitude of the gratefulness of your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Knowing God unlocks joy which allows you to know him better. Knowing God’s Wordreveals joy which allows you to love Him even more. Trusting God releases joy making life more pleasurable. Obeying God restores joy renewing your daily strength.