A Thankful Heart
Updated: Jan 3
Although we are to be thankful and grateful every day, this holiday season brings about a time to reflect, think and remember the goodness of the Lord!
As I dutifully did chores around my house the other day, I listened to a song called, “It’s Over Now, “by Kirk Franklin and God’s Property. Suddenly, the memories of how God delivered me started to flood in. I began to thank God for leading me from New York to Tennessee while I was still very young, vulnerable, head strong and unaware of who I was. I thanked God for delivering me from depression, pain and hurt, and low self-esteem. See my book, “You Have What the Father Has” for more insight. I know that there is no way I could have made it through all my circumstances and problems without Him. I especially thanked him for my current circumstances, giants, and challenges because I know that if he done it once, he will do it again!!!
Today, and always, I will forever be thankful and grateful of the goodness of God. I am so thankful for being saved and filled with the precious gift of Holy Spirit. I am so thankful for my husband, children, family, the beautiful people that God has allowed us to pastor, friends, God’s provision and so much more. The older saints would say, “the more you thank him, the more he will bless you!” I believe this saying is true but whether he blesses me or not, I am thankful! What are you thankful for?
I love the Bible scripture that says, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give t hanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:15-18.
Here is a nugget — a good way to rid yourself of ungratefulness or just receive healing and clear your spirit of the past hurts is to just have what I call a “THANKFUL SESSION.” Think of all the times the Father has blessed you and opened doors for you and on and on and give him thanks for it all. Trust me, before you know it, you will feel free and unbound by circumstances!
It is important to have a thankful heart. A thankful heart is a grateful heart, and a grateful heart is one open to God’s will and promises. When you have a thankful heart, I believe that there is no limit to the abundance that you can receive from the Father. So come on, what are you thankful for?