Thank you Lord for Hope in the Sunset

NOVEMBER 4
DAY 4
THANKSGIVING/GRATITUDE

Once again I would like to present a challenge to as many as would like to get involved in sharing what we are thankful for. Feel free to add what you are thankful for here on my daily posts or you can create your own list daily. THANKFULNESS IS AN ATTITUDE TO GRATITUDE…These are blessings we can encourage one another with daily. Each day I will add a new post through November.

I love the sunsets. The sunset is a time of reflection of the day. It is a time, to me, to sit back and reflect and meditate on the graciousness of the Lord through the day he has given me. The sunset is a reflection of his glory and his grace, his total provision and sufficiency for my day has just blessed me with. The sunset reminds me of the hope I have in him. As the sun raises in the morning, I will praise him if he chooses to bless me with a new day. To me a sunset is hope and a continual reminder of Jesus’s presence with me.

Psalms 113:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore.
3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name [is] to be praised.
4 The LORD [is] high above all nations, [and] his glory above the heavens.
5 Who [is] like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
6 Who humbleth [himself] to behold [the things that are] in heaven, and in the earth!
7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
8 That he may set [him] with princes, [even] with the princes of his people.
9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [and to be] a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

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I am thankful for the sunsets. No matter how stormy that they might be, as the setting of the sun the Lord will still be praised.

To me the sunset represents hope, a new hope for a new day. I know were not promised tomorrow, but the sunset shows hope, reveals hope. Just as the sun rose in the promise of a new day, the sun sets in like manner. We raise in the morning from our sleep and we praise the Lord for a new day. Also in the setting of the sun we praise the Lord for being with us through that day.

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Lord Jesus I thank you for being with me through this day, and as the sun sets and your glory and grace shows fourth in brilliant colors I praise you and I thank you for all that you are and have been and will be. I will praise you as the sunrises and I will praise you as the sun sets. I will praise you in the sunset for you have been with me and you have sustained me in more ways than I can count. Through the storms and the calms of the day you have blessed me and I praise for your continual presence.

Lord bless you all as you sit and watch your sunsets in your life and reflect upon what God has blessed you with and carried you through.

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Attitude of Gratitude

Novemeber is the month that we celebrate THANKSGIVING. I would like to present a challenge to as many as would like to get involved in sharing what we are thankful for. Feel free to add what you are thankful for here on my daily posts or you can create your own list daily. THANKFULNESS IS AN ATTITUDE TO GRATITUDE…These are blessings we can encourage one another with daily. Each day I will add a new post through November.

NOVEMBER 1
DAY 1
Not to start off with the obvious, but the truth of my heart…Jesus. I am so thankful/grateful for my salvation through the blood of Jesus. He has been with me and kept me through every moment of every day since I came to know Him in July of 1976

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Verse if the day…..11-24-2011….HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Ephesians 5:14-21
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

 Here in these verse lie the truths of being thankful. We need to watchful, do not slacken up…promise Jesus will light our way, He is our light. We need to walk honestly and truthfully before man and God. We need to make good use of our time everyday to what the Lor has blessed us with. We need to know the will of God for our lives…They are here in the next few verses: Don’t go to extremes to please the Lord, don’t please the flesh, but be continually filled, restored day by day, in the Spirit. Speak to one another and yourself in encouraging ways…Speack truth in love, peace, joy, mercy, longsuffering…in love. This will please the heart of the Lord and when His heart is pleased (happy, content) so will ours be. We need to give thanks all the time in what so ever state I may be….This is for God’s sake. And we are to do all things in the name of or for Jesus. The next one is a biggy!!!! Submitting, giving ones self to another completely. This is not talking about spouse to spouse, but to one another. We are to give ourselves to one another because of the reverence and awe we have for God. As we submit and give ourselves to one another we are submitting to the Lord. In doing these things we as are asked in these verses we will find ourselves being thankful. Why or How???? As we do these we will find our eyes, focus and a life attitude of one of a servant. Jesus was a servant to us. Servitude will bring a gratitude of heart like we have never known. To serve one another is a joy. Joy breeds thankfulness.

I pray and trust you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

God bless you, until next time…May you experience the Hope we have in Jesus through His wonderful grace He freely supplies to us. What an awesome gifts to be grateful for.