Gratefulness

Today is going to be a great day! It doesn’t matter what I see in the natural realm or how I feel! I decide today the type of day I’m going to have before my feet hit the floor. Before I get out of bed I thank God that He’s given me another day to experience Him and share His love with others.

As Smith Wigglesworth says, he tells himself the kind of day he’s going to have. That one statement has had such a profound impact on my life that I tell myself every day that I’m going to have a great day and it’s going to be better in every way than the day before!

I’m so thankful for what God has done, and continues to do for me. I praise Him for where He’s brought me from and of course, where He’s taking me. As I thank Him and love on Him, His presence fills my room.

Do you want to experience God’s presence? Begin by being grateful. Thank Him for the things He’s done for you – the big as well as the small things. I was reminded of the significance of being grateful this past week when my daughter put in a children’s CD we used to listen to when my children were young. The song was “Count your many blessings, count them one by one, and see what God has done!”

As I began thanking God for our new home, that we are all healthy, that our monthly expenses are taken care of, that bills are being paid off, that all our family is born again, that the lawn mower is repaired and working great, that we have hot showers, and food to eat, His presence just enveloped me and all I could do was surrender to His loving embrace.

You see, I have a lot to be thankful for because I remember at various points in my life, I didn’t have the things I was thanking God for. And then, I was reminded that my Pastor’s wife told me every time I paid a bill, had great food to eat, experienced good health, and most recently the repair of our riding lawn mower – it was a visual demonstration and reinforcement of the enemy’s defeat in my life.

So, I ask you today, what are you grateful for? What has God done for you? What can you thank God for today that will reinforce the enemy’s defeat in your life that will launch you into the realization that you were created to live the victorious life?

Take a few minutes and thank Him today for everything He’s done for you!