IMPORTANT: NEXT WEEK Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be NO linkup, but plan to join me again the following Thursday, November 30th for my posts: Mommy vs. Santa

This week is a continuation of sorts from last week’s post “Enter His courts with Thanksgiving“.  If you missed it, click on the picture below.

 

 

As I have been meditating on Psalm 100 the past few weeks, I felt like the Lord challenged my thinking about those areas in my life that seem challenging or difficult.

You know, those areas where we don’t immediately think to give thanks.  Or those areas where thankfulness is definitely NOT what would come to mind.  Especially, those “life gives you lemons,” moments.

God’s challenge to me was simple:  Do you want to be thankful for these tougher moments in your life?  Are you expecting to have a testimony of thanksgiving one day for these challenges?

Immediately the chorus of the song by Casting Crowns: “Praise you I This Storm” came to mind…

I thought about it for a moment, and decided YES.

Yes, even though I have stuff that is hard to be thankful for, like insomnia, health challenges, loved ones facing difficulties, people being offended, or even being misunderstood…. Yes, I want to be able to look back and have a testimony of God’s faithfulness in any one of these or other difficult areas in my life.

Don’t you?

Don’t we all?

Yes, I believe we all do.  Our testimony of thanksgiving may not be what we want it to be, or think it should be, but God is always faithful.  Even when His answer is no, or not now, or he seems to remain silent, we will one day be able to look back and say, that we now have a testimony in an area that we never thought possible.

 

 

You see, when asked, “what are you thankful for?” it’s easy to be thankful for something we already have.  But, is it easy to be thankful for the things you don’t have?

 

Is there an area of challenge or difficulty that comes to your mind that you are facing even now?

How would you finish this sentence?

Even though I have: _________ (fill in the blank). Maybe it’s: health issues, family issues, financial issues, relationship issues, car issues, house issues, etc. I know God will give me a testimony of thanksgiving.

I believe we all want to look back at what was a difficult moment or season and give thanks for the amazing testimony of God’s faithfulness.

Let’s choose to praise in Him the storms of our life as well as in the calm season.

Let’s activate our faith and begin praising God now, before we see anything to be thankful for.

 

Please feel free to share your testimonies below in the comments of what you are thankful for, and also what you are believing God for in regards to a tough “right-now” situation, that will soon become a testimony of thanksgiving.

 

Enjoy celebrating  the Thanksgiving Holiday next Thursday with your family and friends.

 

Again Welcome and Thank you for joining me for #TuneInThursday it is an honor to have you here!

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Tune In Thursday

 

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Do you wonder if God still speaks today?  Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally?  Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life?

Have your read other books on hearing from God, but long for hands on practical application? or are you looking for ways to  move you forward  hearing from God?

If you answered YES to any of those questions, then I have exactly what you need.  I now have an online e-course designed to equip you in understanding that God still speaks today, and He longs to speak directly to you, through His word, and others.  He longs to encourage you, strengthen you and comfort you.  The training on this site, is fully based on Scripture, and taken from my training manual Releasing God’s heart through Hearing His Voice. 

I have been teaching these classes internationally for the last 10+ years equipping and training believers in discerning the Ways God speaks.  God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?

2. My new membership site, d2htrainging.com has official opened, I invite you to check it out today, and develop a deeper relationship with the Lord, as you learn to hear Him speak to your heart.

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Several Submissions have been featured at Blessed Transgressions, an Online Magazine:

Balancing the Warrior & the Princess We’re Called to Be

Who we Are and Whose We Are

Trusting God When it Seems Illogical

Will You Sit with Me? (Jesus is Calling.)

My Post “Climb Every Mountain” was featured in the August monthly link-up at : Life on Intention Link-up Party

My Post: The Power of your Story was featured here:

My Post “What’s in a Name?” was featured here:

The Luke 2:52 Project

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My Post: “The Journey through Change” was featured here:

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