Thankful Thursday

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Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

I don't think I can find the words to express how much this verse means to me. How blessed we are to be able to turn over anything and everything to God. And, to know that we can do so with thanksgiving in our hearts regardless of the circumstances just makes it that much better.

I have spent much time over the past few months focusing on all the blessings in my life. I have then tried to take time on top of that to make sure I express my thankfulness to God. The difference I have seen in my whole attitude and my whole outlook on life in general has been so great!

Paul tells us that when we come before God with our concerns and when we come with a heart of thanksgiving that ".... the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus". What a promise!

This promise is what I am most thankful for this week. As I've been on this "thankful journey" over the last few months I have seen these words from Paul play out in my life. It is so true that when we focus on the many blessings God has given us, when we express those thankgivings to Him, and when we remember them and praise God for them even in the toughest of moments, God WILL give us peace.


To join us in sharing our thanksgivings this week, visit Lynn at "Spiritually Unequal Marriage".



13 Thoughts Shared:

Karen said...

That actually was one of my memory verses awhile back. What an encouraging passage it is!

Hope you have a great week!
Karen

Lynn said...

Oh Mel,

I can just feel your happy heart. I want to reach through this screen and squeeze you tight. Awesome scriptures and wonderful post. Love you. Happy TT

Denise said...

You are such a sweet blessing.

godsown said...

This is my 2nd time to try to comment b/c it is not coming through...strangely....
It really amazes me over and over again to experience God's PEACE ....You are so right...
I'm so thankful to may know Jesus "the prince of Peace",The Lord of Lords...

Blessings
Bernice

Grammy said...

You are so right. Happy TT

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I have always loved that verse of scripture....how blessed we are as His children to know we can take our petitions to the Lord!!!

Thank you for sharing this...

~Beth

Michele said...

This is an awesome verse! TFS AND HAVE A BLESSED TT!

shopannies said...

I am so happy that you are finding blessing in every day life that is one of the best praises that we can give him that we are happy with whatever we face because we know he can help us through it all

Toknowhim said...

There is something to be thankful for every day...every hour :) Blessings to you..

Erica said...

I've missed you and your sweet spirit lately. So glad to have visited today!

bp said...

Such wonderful thoughts shared on this. I'm happy to read what God is doing in your life. God bless you today.

Jerralea said...

It's so true that an attitude of thanksgiving is so crucial to peace!

Thanks for sharing, and God bless you!

Lindsey said...

I love that verse! Thank you for sharing today!