Be thankful – Day 11 – Drawing Closer to God

Be thankful - Day 11 - Drawing Closer to God

Three days after Victoria, our 3 year old daughter, was diagnosed with a brain tumour, by the grace of God I was able to write a list of 22 things to be thankful for. This act of purposefully looking for things to be thankful for showed me so clearly that God had gone before us and He was with us now. It enabled me to get to a place of trusting that God would be with us every step of the journey. The same is true for you and me today and tomorrow – God is with us.

I hope you have your pen and paper ready to write what God says to you today, and start on your thankful list. (Day 11 – YouTube)

Day 11 – Be thankful

God wants to remind us, ‘Don’t fret these days away, rather thank me for Who I am and what I have done and what I will do.’


Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5 NKJV

Let joy be your continual feast. Make your life a prayer. And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 The Passion Translation

The Passion Translation footnote: Verses 16-18 identify three areas of our lives we must focus on: (1) unbounded joy, (2) praying continually, and (3) giving thanks to God no matter what happens in our lives. These three virtues combine to form the wonderful expression of Christ’s life within us

Worship Songs for today

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – Matt Redman
All creatures of our God and King (St. Francis of Assisi)

Remember ..

Today is a great day to start making a list of things you are thankful for.

Be thankful - Day 11 - Drawing Closer to God

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For some more thoughts on the importance of being thankful, please visit these posts …
Thankfulness lifts our eyes to Jesus
What am I grateful for?

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