Monday, December 21, 2015

Being Thankful for Blessings in Disguise.

Over the last number of weeks I have been going through a book study with a group of women from my church called "One Thousand Gifts, A Dare to Live Fully Right Where you are" by Ann Voskamp. I have to admit that when I first heard about this book I wasn't all that interested. But after the first session I was completely drawn into this eye opening study on the power of gratitude in any and every matter how awful or how wonderful.

It's easy to be thankful for good things in our lives but what about that difficult child or that tragedy that just hit? Furthermore, why would we even want to be thankful for things that bring us hardship and pain?

As I look over the past number of years of my life I realize that my Greatest Blessings have come from some of the darkest times of my life. Blessings in Disguise I call them...What about you? What about your life?

I can be thankful now looking back but the challenge then becomes to Give-Thanks in the midst of the storms of life...trusting that God will keep his promise to work ALL THINGS together for my good. (Romans 8:28) He has never failed to be faithful to me in the past so why would he start now?

Giving Thanks in ALL THINGS is the secret to experiencing true Joy in any and every circumstance life throws our way. Once we thank God for mater what it's in His Hands and we no longer have to worry about it. This bring peace which ultimately leads to Joy.

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