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Be Grateful. Give Thanks to God. It’s Just That Simple.

What I Want JoaynnIt doesn’t matter how well you do in life, especially when it seems all is going as planned. It only takes one thing that will change your life forever. Be ready to fall on your knees in prayer to God when life changes.

We’re not promised tomorrow. Don’t take life for granted. Keep God at the center. Pray, meditate, study the Word. Give thanks to God. It’s because of his grace and mercy you are alive.

Some didn’t make it today. Thank God for brand new mercies. You woke in your right mind, with a portion of health and strength. Without God, you never would have made it.

You may not have what you want. You have what you need. You may not be where you want to be. God has you right where you need to be. Thank God. In everything, give all glory to God.

Be blessed! – JD

Psalm 100:3-4 “Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” (ESV)

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Don’t Complain to God How Big Your Problems Are – Start Telling Your Problems How Big Your God Is!

wpid-img_20140922_115259.jpgEveryone has problems. None of us are exempt. Many of us will complain more than we should, when we should be thanking God more, no matter the problem.

Thank God for what he has done. He’s done more than enough. He brought you through the storm even when you thought the rain wouldn’t stop.

God kept food on the table, a roof over your head, clothes on your back, and shoes on your feet. He met every need. You may not have what you think is enough. In his provision, God gave you more than enough. You’re still standing.

Stop complaining to God how big your problems are and start telling your problems how big your God is! Thank Him for problems you don’t have. Thank you Jesus!

Be blessed! –JD

Philippians 4:11-13 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (NIV)

 

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Lord, I Won’t Complain. I Will Rejoice! I Have Been Faithful Over Little Things; Assured Greater is Coming

wpid-img_20140819_074308.jpgToday was a quiet day of reflection on the things God needed to reveal to me in this journey I’ve traveled which seemed like forever. Not realizing when looking over the last year how much God has moved in my life. I realized there were some things he needed to perfect in me before revealing his ultimate plans for me.

All I could do was thank Him over and over for the journey even when I didn’t understand it. July marked one year I began making progress in my endeavors and thought because of my limitations I was not getting anywhere. When after reviewing my records, in actuality I realized God brought me a mighty long ways. I’ve made progress because of God’s divine favor. Today I’m rejoicing and looking forward to all he has in store for me. I’m praising God in advance for the victory.

People often say they are blessed not realizing the magnitude and power in their words. However, I am a living witness of the power of God’s Word. I am a living witness of how faithful and loving my God is, in spite of the many challenges I’ve faced over the years. Doubtful at times, feeling inadequate as though I could not be used by God. The devil is a liar and the truth ain’t in him! God is using me. I’m still standing.

I’m more than a conqueror. I am a victor, not a victim. I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me. And when I say I am truly blessed, I know that I am. It is all because of God’s faithfulness. He’s my rock, my redeemer. Lord, I won’t complain. I will rejoice! I have been faithful over little things; assured greater is coming. “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master’” (Matthew 25:23). 

Praise God through the process. He’s preparing you. Don’t get weary in well doing. In due season you shall reap a reward. Greater is coming!

Be blessed! -JD

Psalm 145:15-19 “15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 16 You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. 18 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them. (ESV)

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