Monday, December 20, 2010

Grateful in the Midst

It is on these cold, rainy, winter days when our minds starts to wander to the things we wish we could be doing if the sun was only shining.  Yet, when the sun is shining, it is rare that we actually do those spontaneous activities that we dreamt about.  We need to make an effort to see the good in every situation that God places us in.  Sometimes it may feel like we are the most lonely person, or least successful, or even the one God forgot about, but it is not true.  There is always someone out there who has it worse than we do.  God didn't put us on this earth to feel sorry for ourselves but to live each and every day to the fullest, with Him by our side.  He has given us so much to be grateful for and it is only right that we thank Him with our hearts and our minds and our attitudes each and every day.  In Psalm 31: 23-24 David tells us how we are to live when he says, "Oh, love the Lord, all you his saints! For the Lord preserves the faithful, and fully repays the proud person.  Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord."    "Walk in wisdom, redeeming the time." Colosians 4:5  "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."  Colosians 3:17

This day, whether it is cold and bitter outside or warm and bright, take a moment to thank God for placing your right where you are.


  1. Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. There is always something to thank God for. He is always worthy of our praise. Thanks for this reminder. Have a blessed week!

  2. Oh, I love this verse... "Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord." Thank you Jesus for this place that I'm at, for your Word and your very active presence in my life! Thank you for such an encouraging post!

  3. God brought us from five years of serving in Russia where we had many a cold and bitter day to Belize where we are enjoying the warmth of a Caribbean Christmas for the first time. We are indeed grateful for all He is and where He has us no matter where He leads.

    Joy & Blessings,
    Alida from Blackpurl's Knitpickings

  4. love this jamie!!
    beautiful and oh so true :)


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