Gratitude – 05th February 2016

Sheila Wray Gregoire published a post, When Baby Showers are Hard and while I battle to agree with the author of the post, or even to understand her point of view – a brief read through the comments broke my heart.  I feel guilty and convicted of ever thinking I did’t want to have children.  And I am so grateful that God has blessed me with just one child – but what a blessing she has turned out to be.

I pray for the people who wrote the comments – I pray that God will heal their hearts, and their minds, and their wombs if it is His will.  But, more than anything, I pray that God will use their circumstances to draw them closer to Him.

Today, I am grateful for:

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Gratitude – 04th February 2016

Ever wondered what God’s will is for you?  Ever wondered why you are here?  Ever hoped and wondered if more could be made from your situation?

1 Thessalonians 5:18 New International Version (NIV)

18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Did you get that?  Did you see…

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Gratitude – 03rd February 2016

Do you know and understand – truly understand – the sacrifice God gave you in offering up His son?  So that you can go to Heaven?  It’s like sending your child away to be killed because they have a kidney that can save another child’s life.  Dramatic?  Perhaps – but that is exactly what God did.  Not just for one person – but for the entire world, through time, through the ages, through countries and cultures.  He sent His son to die for us, so that we may live.  And in that dying, and our accepting of His life – He refines us, grows us, forgives us, blesses us and prepares us for Heaven.

John 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Last night, I sinned.

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Gratitude – 02nd February 2016

How do you know I am from South Africa?  Well, because when I write the date in my title, I put the day first, not the month…

Perhaps I’ll get a bigger readership if I put February 02nd, 2016…

Just a little humour to start the day…

And that is part of what I am grateful for today.

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Victory is pretty much impossible until we learn how to live beyond our feelings! Joyce Meyers


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