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There’s So Much to Be Thankful For. Thank God. Count Your Blessings – Past, Present, and Future

wpid-img_20150210_085418.jpgLife has a funny way of being very unpredictable. Leaving us uncertain of what’s to come. When we think we got a handle on it and are prepared for it, something out of the ordinary happens.

We will encounter trials, heartbreak, pain, and unusual challenges that may cause us to stumble in our faith. We may fall by the wayside but we remember to never cease praying. We fall down. We get back up. Understanding, God is always with us no matter what.

We may never know what to expect day-to-day. Give thanks to God always. Wake every day believing God for a miracle, no matter the storms. Praise God. He will see you through the storm. No matter how difficult life’s journey may be, invite the presence of God into any situation. Give glory to God. Count your blessings – past, present, and future.

Make a declaration. Let God know you’re grateful. Simply say, “Lord, I Thank You.” Great is thy faithfulness. Tell him, “God, we may not know what the day will bring. We thank you in advance for everything. You’re greatly to be praised. We give you all the glory.”

Be blessed! -JD

Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (ESV)

 

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My 2014 Declaration

My 2014 DeclarationI’ve decided to bring in the New Year by releasing some things that hinder my progress and my ability to be the best I can be. Whatever relationships I find no longer contribute to my well-being or my growth will be considered null and void unless something changes that would cause me to respond positively, as I desire to do with all things. I will not have any regrets and will release any and all baggage when I reach the baggage claim department, and only pull off the rack pieces of luggage that will contribute to my future success in a positive manner. I will not take any prisoners nor will I be a prisoner to my past or the past of anyone else that chooses to remain bound and does not wish to grow. Any Negativity, Naysayers, Debby-Downers, and all negative energy will be left at the door of your hallway where the door never closes. #2014

Be blessed! –JD

Ephesians 4:22-24 “To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” (ESV)

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The Past, Present, and Future is not a Mystery

wpid-textgram_1386277478.pngThe past and present is a perception of your future reality. It’s not a mystery.

The past is a reflection of what once was. The present is the reality of what is. The future is what God promised will be. Life everlasting.

2 Peter 3:11-13 “Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.” (MSG)

Be blessed. -JD

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