AUTHOR: Roger Fields
Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7 GNBDC
I learned a long time ago when spending time with the Lord, that the only way to pray is as though he had already answered my need. So I thank him for being faithful to take care of me.
I was taught as a young man to say thank you, when some one did something kind for me. To forget this rule came with a reminder to re-enforce the understanding of reflecting manners where ever you went in life.
I believe thankfulness, is the power to maturing anyone in the art of being respectful. First to parents and foremost to our Heavenly Father.
Jesus said; that there would be days like the one we are in. But to be thankful that God is for us and would not withhold good from us.
I am truly sorry for any who have loss friends and love ones during this time. But I am thankful that they are resting with Jesus in Paradise.
There is not one thing I can say to undo this. But I am thankful, that nothing can take or separate us from the love of God.
In view of all this, what can we say? If God is for us, who can be against us? Certainly not God, who did not even keep back his own Son, but offered him for us all! He gave us his Son — will he not also freely give us all things?
Who, then, will condemn them? Not Christ Jesus, who died, or rather, who was raised to life and is at the right-hand side of God, pleading with him for us! Who, then, can separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble do it, or hardship or persecution or hunger or poverty or danger or death? Romans 8:31-32,34-35 GNBDC
Don’t let your mind take you into a realm of worry. But focus on thanksgiving, knowing that he cares for you. Then with holy and loving expectations, look to your Father of heaven to move on your behalf. Words of doubt will always block your blessings from God. But let your spirit rise up and speak words of thanksgiving with knowing your prayers have been answered.