Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful


Happy Thanksgiving dear ones!

Lately I truly have tried to be intentional when it comes to having a grateful heart. Every time I get stressed out about something (which is quite the common occurrence these days), I try and turn it around and recognize something I am thankful for in order to change my heart. For instance: I'm so grateful to have a car that works and can drive me back and forth from CA to OR (even when I want to scream after being in my car for 14 hours straight), to have clothes to move into my place, to have a family that loves and supports me and covers me in prayer when my job search doesn't feel fruitful, and so much more.

I know you're probably already thinking of things you're thankful for this day, but I challenge you to keep the habit going. Start a thankful journal, think of 3 things you're thankful for from the day before you fall asleep at night, turn your next complaint into a praise, and see if you notice a difference. God commands us to give thanks all over the Bible, and for good reason. He designed our hearts and knows that when they're filled with thankfulness, there's no room for bitterness, entitlement, or anger. 

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 
1 Thessalonians 5:18

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever." Psalm 106:1

What are you thankful for today? I'd love to hear. Hope you all enjoy a wonderful day and weekend with your loved ones and eat until you have to change into stretchy pants.

Thankful for all my blog readers and friends,

Sara B

5 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a thank journal! :) You're the cutest. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

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  2. I am already in my stretchy pants, rip roaring and ready to go:-) Have a sweet day of thanks! Enjoy that crisp Oregon air for just a little bit longer! xoxo

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  3. I keep a "gratitudes" journal, which is great so when I'm feeling especially bratty and ungrateful, I can look back and realize just how dang blessed I am. Love that you do the same.

    Also, I can't tell you how much I love this blog. A girl in love with Jesus and obsessed with nail polish? Hello soul sister! Haha.

    Blake @ Fearless

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  4. Love this post! And especially loving Phili. 4:6, one of my long-time favorite verses!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Sara! I'm definitely a new follower!

    xoxoo
    chloe ** http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  5. Brilliant idea about the journal it sounds like you're kind of in a rut at the moment but everything will get better in time.

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