Good morning, Lord!
Thank you so much for helping me through that pretty rough day yesterday!! My mind and body were both rather distraught, and even when I went to bed I still felt pretty lousy. But you rescued me all night long, every barely-awake moment reminding me to be thankful to you for something, anything. So that by morning, after a hundred such little statements of gratitude, I awoke refreshed in mind and spirit, ready to move forward in following you today. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of GRATITUDE! 😀
Colossians 3:12-17 ERV
God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So your new life should be like this: Show mercy to others. Be kind, humble, gentle, and patient.
Don’t be angry with each other, but forgive each other. If you feel someone has wronged you, forgive them. Forgive others because the Lord forgave you.
Together with these things, the most important part of your new life is to love each other. Love is what holds everything together in perfect unity.
Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. It is for peace that you were chosen to be together in one body. And always be thankful.
Let the teaching of Christ live inside you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Everything you say and everything you do should be done for Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus.
Lord, I thank you for the joy that is in my heart this morning, gratitude having chased away my blues. I thank you for the excitement I have for learning the new Adobe CC software, to create animations and printables and videos to help accomplish the goals you have set in my own and in my husband’s hearts. Please quicken my mind and help me to do things YOUR way, and to trust your timing for the sales of my car and other things, and getting my laptop and doing everything we need, to prepare for the days and weeks and months and years ahead. Thank you for always being near, always caring for me, Faithful Shepherd! Thank you for being my best friend and constant companion! Amen! 😀