Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A grateful heart is a gratified heart



In April of this year I accepted the challenge of blogging every day of the month using the alphabet as my guide. But if you’ve followed me at all, you know our move took precedence over all of my life. Nevertheless, I continued to blog through the alphabet with my most recent letter being “S” for Settled.

Fast forward to today and new challenges to make me write—daily blogging for November and writing devotionals with the intention of publication submissions…

My life truly has settled down. Things are beginning to make sense again. Boxes no longer absorb the energy of our home.  So, it makes sense that my November blogging should focus on Thanksgiving; not just the holiday, but my mindset. A grateful heart is a gratified heart, a heart of peace and contentment.

I am thankful that He is the same every day in every way—the same yesterday, today, and forevermore…the same in Montana as He was in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Alaska, and Texas!

I am thankful that He has known my thoughts, my anxieties, and my joys.

I am thankful for His strength to maneuver the obstacles of this year.

If not for His consistent presence in my life, I would have crumbled in the darkness a closet. Instead, I shed many tears, prayed a lot, and pressed through the chaos.

“You know when I sit down and when I get up.
You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know where I go and where I lie down.
You know everything I do.” Psalm 139:2-3 ncv