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For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us CONTINUALLY offer the sacrifice of PRAISE to God, that is, the FRUIT OF OUR LIPS, GIVING THANKS to His NAME. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Hebrews 13:14-16
Praise Causes You to Look UP in Hard Times
This year hasn’t been the easiest as COVID and staying at home for weeks on end changed our lives. Many lost jobs or businesses or overtime like my husband.
Even when you work from home like I do, there are times you need to go out (or would like to).
I felt relationships deeply and had times when it was hard to concentrate. I reflected on past events and relationships. It was a time of either growing farther and farther from God or drawing closer to Jesus because he cares.
Mostly, it was a time of realizing that this world is NOT my home.
This world is not my home I’m just a passing through,My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.Oh lord you know I have no friend like you,If heaven’s not my home then Lord what will I do.The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.
CONTINUALLY Give Sacrifices of PRAISE
- Your parents!
- Your siblings!
- Your husband!
- Your kids!
- Your grandparents!
- Your mother-in-law!
Each of the people in your life are gifts from God. Have you thanked God for them lately?
This verse definitely caused my heart to continually give gratitude!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17
This verse makes me want to #PraiseTheLord for ALL that He has done for me!
Scripture Writing is one way of Bible Journaling. I would encourage you to write out a verse in a bright and fun way and see how it resonates with your heart as you draw closer to Jesus!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no Law. Galatians 5:22-23
How To Continually Give Thanks
- When you open your eyes in the morning – Thank God for your new day!
- Put sticky-notes around your house as reminders!
- When you have your Quiet Time – Start off with thanks!
- When you eat – Thank God for your food!
- Replace negative thoughts with thanks for the situation!
- If someone is annoying – Thank the Lord for them!
Intentionally Give Thanks!
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. Psalm 66:18
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