Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Waking up to a new day and giving thanks to God for another day. Some people complain about getting up, but I find it a joy to be able to have one more day. Each of us have opportunities to make a difference and live the best life we can. I find it best not to compare life to others. This is the life I have been given and my choices are valuable. My example is important and so is yours. Stop to give thanks to God for all the things you already have in life and the things he will do in this day.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 New International Version (NIV)
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
It is often hard to give thanks to God while going through a hard thing of life. The battle speaks of the battle not being ours but God's. It's hard when we see a loved one get a bad doctor's report and even if we get that report. I have a nephew who has been given a bad doctor's report. He has changed his complete life. He went from making such good money, to living on disability now. He is only 37 years old and has a beautiful girlfriend. She stands by him and daily he says it's so hard to understand. The name of the illness is Parkinson's disease. His body has began to shake and he can't control it. I don't understand why God does't heal immediately on such illness. The why can overpower your mind for sure. Yet, he trust God for a complete miracle and I'm holding on for him too. Many are praying and asking God to help. In his daily life, he says he continues to tell God he loves him and trust him. The purpose is unseen at this moment, but God has a plan he says.
In it all, we must continue to trust God and know he is able to change anything in a moments times. We continue to give thanks for life and help through this life. We don't understand it all and maybe never will. God is on the move and giving thanks part of life. No matter what we face, we face it knowing that a new day brings hope. Hope in a cure for illness and the list goes on. Let us stop right now and just thank God for this life. Asking him to give people wisdom to find cures, to do miracles and change things for those hurting. Giving thanks for a new day brings new hope into my mind too. I've been through a lot but I have found God faithful.
Even in my moments of anger in younger years, I see how God planted people around me to help me. Somedays I didn't want help, I wanted to stay angry at God for things that happen. He had a way to changing that angry into peace. I grew from hard things and I thank God for each person he put into my path of life that helped me. I don't want to miss out on happy things today. I want to live this life God has given me the best I can today and always. I experience great fun with my kids and their kids. My husband is off to Hot August nights in Reno with a friend. He loves cars and it's probably how I feel about going to Disneyland for him. I'm glad he is having fun.
Giving thanks ~
God just thank you for my life and I don't take it lightly to write daily. You have blessed me beyond words and help me through the hardest battles of life. You have placed people within my heart who I know are there for me always. I am not alone and I fight the battle of my brain daily. I live knowing you forgive me of sins and help me guide others with light of your word. I want to say thank you over and over for a new day filled with blessings. I count it an honor that people call me to pray and your answer prayers. Protection my family, their families and my friends who read this. Giving hope, peace, love, joy and all good things to them as well. AMEN
It's good to take time to thank God. My prayers will continue for you, your family and friends.