Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Painting

My new painting:

Growing in Gratitute: A 30-Day Challenge

A grateful heart is something that I am always striving towards. God calls us to "give thanks in every circumstance." That means no matter where you are or what your situation is you are called to be grateful. I think gratitude is a lot about perspective. For example I am not so happy at my job right now and really want to find something else, but if I can just keep reminding myself of the good things and be grateful that I have a job I can be content for however long God calls me to be there. I know that no matter what Christ has died for my sins and I am His child, that's all I need. I just recently started Nancy Leigh DeMoss' study called Growing in Gratitude: A 30-Day Challenge and it has really begun to open my heart to being intentionally grateful for everything in my life. I have always tried to recognize my blessings and be grateful, but I want to communicate my gratitude more towards God and towards others. Anyways, I encourage you to download the study (its free!) and begin your journey toward cultivating a truly grateful and thankful heart!

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR:
1. Jesus
2. A loving Christ centered family
3. Being born in a wealthy country
4. A patient, respectful, understanding, kind, and Godly boyfriend with a good heart
5. Having enough food to eat and money to pay my bills
6. Having heat in the winter and air conditioner in the summer
7. The everlasting presence and guidance of the holy spirit
8. The word of God
9. I can hear, see, taste, smell, and touch
10. I can walk, run, and dance
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