1 Grateful Person Tag

Thank you sweet Gail over at Gail Loves God for nominating me for this 1 Grateful Person tag. I know that I try to be grateful but fail as much as I succeed. BUT I am grateful that the succeeds are starting to outweigh the fails. Praise the LORD. Thank you again Gail for thinking of me :)

Here are the rules:

The 1 Grateful Person Tag is based on Luke 19 and the account of Jesus with the 1 out ten lepers he healed who came back thank him. Let us aspire to be like the 1 who thanked Jesus and not the 9 who did not.

1- Share what you are grateful to Jesus for.

2-Share a passage from the bible about gratitude that means something to you.

3- Tag whoever you wish to.

4- Please share a link to my original post. 1 Grateful Person

5- Use any picture in your post that expresses gratitude.

6. Share the intro

Intro: (I think this is the intro. I wasn’t sure so if it’s not someone, anyone please feel free to correct me :) )

Jesus expressed his dismay over the lack of gratitude by 9 lepers he healed in Luke 17:

“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

“When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.”

“One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan”

“Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

What am I grateful for? Well, my oh my, what am I not grateful for? I mean, what good does it be to be ungrateful? Does it make us feel better? No. How about mad at our circumstances? No, not any better. Grumbling/complaining about things, oh my favourite route :) but nope, doesn’t make it better in any shape or form.

The only true happiness is to be grateful. That gratefulness turns to peace, happiness, contentment.

A verse that shows gratitude….another tough one because don’t they pretty much all show gratitude, even the convicting ones? You know the ones that we might not particularly like at first because it steps all over our toes :)

But how about this one “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:57 Does this one really need any explaination? :)

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I am using this as my picture of gratitude because this is the last time I remember being so effortlessly grateful. Grateful without trying, nothing could break it. Laying there on that beach just praising the LORD in my head, effortlessly. The way it should be, everyday, no matter what the circumstances.

Ok, Gail I am not sure if I did the tag properly but I am grateful that you thought of me :)

LORD, thank You for blessing every one reading this :)

 

Now What?

Yesterday, I talked about 1 Simple Step That Can Save Your Life, now what?

A walk with God is not this burdensome path up the highest mountain you can think of, God wants you to be happy. God knows we are human and knowing us better than anyone, since He did create us. He made it as simple, for us, as possible.

20170513_103350Here are some ways, that have made my walk with Jesus and God, not such an ordeal, but the joyous, full of blessings journey, He intended it to be.

1. Accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. I explained how simple that was yesterday in 1 Simple Step. Here’s what God’s words says about this: “That if they shalt confess with thy mouth The Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9 His Word also says that there is no way to the Father except through the Son.

20170516_1349322. Pray/Talk to God. Prayer and talking to God is a big part of getting to know yourself better and God. He loves hearing from us. Tell Him everything, He already knows it because He knows our thoughts before we have them, so we don’t have to hold back. He loves us so much that even when we don’t know what or how to pray for something His Holy Spirit that lives within us prays for us. Now, that’s love.

3. Read my Bible. It is God talking to you. It’s not some secret map that we need a decoder ring to decipher. God will reveal to us what He wants us to learn, as He knows we are ready to learn it. Don’t rely on what someone tells you it says or what verses mean. God will do that the more we read our Bible.

20170514_1438464. Remember no matter what you do, there is nothing that can separate you from God’s Love or youI mess up daily. I use to feel like such a failure, that God was just going to give up on me and He should, what a mess. I was hopeless. Try as I might I’d always mess up. But His word says, “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

5. Let God guide you. Don’t ever let anyone tell you how you should love, serve, listen, pray, follow, believe, etc, in God. He will lead you the way He wants you to go. Follow that, all of our walks with God are unique. Follow the walk He wants you to take, the way He wants you to take it, not the way anyone else wants or thinks you should.

So, once again, easy, simple things. I pray, you found something that might help you get closer to God because He is close to you, waiting for you.

** If you read this blog this is something you have seen before. I try to post it every now and then. **

 

6/13/2018

Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. — Jeremiah 17:5

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope is in the LORD. — Jeremiah 17:720170514_130133

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. — Jeremiah 17:9-10

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for Thou art my  praise. — Jeremiah 17:14

The Word–Challenge

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The Challenge question today, on The Word is:

Are you right or righteous?

Thank you for participating. God bless you :)

11/14/2017

Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. –Leviticus 20:7

Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. –Psalms 67:5-6

So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. –Acts 19:20

11/12/2017

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They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them? –Psalms 64:5

Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? –Acts 15:10

But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. –Acts 15:11