Thessalonians 5:16-18, James 4:8, Psalms 116:17,118:24.
This is the day the Lord has made.
As you rejoice in this day of life, it will yield up to you precious gifts and beneficial training . Walk with God along the high road of thanksgiving , and you will find all the delights God have made for you.
To protect your thankfulness , you must remember that you reside in a fallen world, where blessings and sorrows intermingle freely. A constant focus on adversity defeats many Christians. They walk through a day that is brimming with beauty and brightness, seeing only the grayness of their thoughts. Neglecting the practice of giving thanks has darkened their minds. How precious are God’s children who remember to thank Him at all times.
They can walk through the darkest days with joy in their hearts because they know that the light of His presence is still shining on them . Rejoice in this day that He has made , for He is your steadfast Companion.
Thank God frequently as you journey through today. This practice makes it possible to pray without ceasing, as the apostle Paul taught. If you are serious about learning to pray continually, the best approach is to thank God in every situation. These thankful prayers provide a solid foundation on which you can build all your other prayers. Moreover , a grateful attitude makes it easier for you to communicate with God.
When your mind is occupied with thanking God, you have no time for worrying or complaining. If you practice thankfulness consistently , negative patterns will gradually grow weaker and weaker. Draw near to God with a grateful heart, and His presence will fill you with joy and peace.
Carol Wanjiru with the Murui wa Mbara