Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Characterized by Thankfulness.

To give thanks in all circumstances does not mean that we plaster on fake smiles and throw out the phrase “praise the Lord” every five minutes. Instead, we are to have a posture of gratitude that flows out of our hearts and is seen in every area and circumstance of our lives.

Have you ever thought about the fact that we would have nothing good in our lives if it were not for God placing it there? James tells us that every good gift we have comes from God.

James 1:17
 Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.

No matter how small or how large, they are placed in your life by your good and gracious Father.  

Let’s pray that God would help us be women who are characterized by deep gratitude that goes beyond the Thanksgiving season.

Of all people, we have the most reason to be characterized by thankfulness.
We have a Savior who took away our sins.
We have a God who fights for us.
Our life has meaning and is worth living.
Our souls are safe.
Our future is secure.

Remember that God’s mercies are new every morning,
that His provisions flow throughout our days,
and His protective eye is on us at night.

Today's Inspiration:
Love God Greatly
Jen Thorn

There have been some really cute graphics on facebook. 
Here are a few I enjoyed.

Until Next Time

Jesus didn't come to start a religion,
He came to have a relationship with you.
He has a purpose and a destiny for your life.


  1. A beautiful reminder, Mary. Being thankful for every thing, especially the small thing is what I've been trying to do this season. Love the cute photos. I'm right there with the squirrels! Have a blessed day.

  2. Beautiful...thank you Mary and its PAcan. lololol--have a lovely Tuesday friend.

  3. As usual, Mary, a wonderful lesson for us. And my favorite 'ditty' is about setting the scale back 10 pounds!! Have a very blessed Tuesday!

  4. Your posts really speak to me, my Friend. This one is awesome.....and funny! �� Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday!

  5. Oh so wonderful...Thank you for these timely thoughts and also the cute pictures. So much to be thankful for right now. counting my blessings...including YOU! Thank you for your faithfulness to sharing God's Word and encouraging thoughts with us.

  6. Lovely!
    I hope you have a blessed and wonderful thanksgiving.

  7. This was such a blessing, Mary. Even in disappointments, God's love and care is so evident. Have a great Thanksgiving.


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