1 Thessalonians 5:18, In Every Thing Give Thanks

This post was originally published on April 29, 2013 and updated on 25 October 2018.

Hello friends (smile) Let us give thanks throughout this day. God has a way of using anything to promote our growth to keep us moving forward.
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Thank you Lord, for your mercy and your grace.

Thank you for equipping us with everything needed to get through today.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present

Celebrate Little Things


When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart.
~ Edwin Booth ~

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. Praise The Lord, I’m better than okay because of many little things and friends prayers. Thank you very much and God bless you. {{hugs}}

This week, I celebrate little things that brought a smile, touched my heart and lifted my spirit.

Giving thanks is the ultimate praise to The Lord and those who touch and make challenges just a little lighter.

Abundant blessings, my friends, for the little things that make situations better and enjoy the weekend. (smile)

Your comments or thoughts are welcome.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Appreciate

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
~1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
~ Romans 8:28 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Praise The Lord, my smile and sense of humor is back. (wink) My faith and trust in God gives me strength and courage each day to share what He pours into my heart.

I give a heartfelt thank you and abundant blessings to online and offline friends, for your prayers and encouragement during my challenges last week. {{hugs}}

I appreciate your thoughtfulness more than you could possibly know. By faith, I know God will bless each of you, in a mighty way, for your part in praying and encouraging the encourager. (smile)

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Sometimes, we forget to appreciate the little things.
Sometimes, we forget to appreciate the blessings that challenges bring.
Sometimes, we forget to appreciate that tears can be a blessing.

It’s a beautiful thing to bless others when we are hurting. I’ve been emotionally drained for a few weeks. By faith and God’s grace, I kept moving forward.

My emotions has been like a roller coaster ride since I got that ticket a few weeks back and realized the ticket was the blessings. (shock face)

The weight of God’s protection while I was unaware that I was driving on dry rotted tires, the sickness and pain that friends are going through; the death of friend; the challenges in my work environment, Friday night, I cried and prayed. I gave all that was hurting within my heart to God.

Praise God! He ministered and watered all the love and encouragement sown from you to me that I have a new appreciation of sharing my faith walk with others and ask for help when needed. To God be the glory!

Appreciate being different.
Appreciate those unexpected kind words.
Appreciate prayers.
Appreciate people’s time.
Appreciate smiling for no apparent reason.
Appreciate what we have.
Appreciate those who care.
Appreciate the ebbs and flows moments.
Appreciate (fill in the blank)______________.
Appreciate that God is still in charge and can work all things out.

So today, my friends, blessings as we appreciate each other and the things we share with one another. (smile)

End of Day Blessing

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
~1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Sometimes, you need a safe zone to vent and just say what’s on your mind and gives thanks you survived. (wink)

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I encourage you to tell it, the good, the bad and the ugly to God. Mercy and grace.

That’s right, telling Him every frustration, every angst. It helped me realize it is, what it is and to move on. Thank you Lord! (smile)

Blessing to release it and sleep well tonight! (smile)

Be Thankful

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~

Hello friends (smile) In the ebbs and flows of life, being thankful becomes easier when we realize just how blessed and fortunate we really are in whatever season we find ourself walking through.

It’s a beautiful thing to understand that everything happens for a reason and the most painful experiences brings growth. Things and stuff, and X, Y and Z challenges can happen to any of us.

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Be thankful to keep walking through the challenge because it builds inner strength, spiritual fruit and deepens faith, and trust in God. (smile)

Be thankful to learn adapting and adjusting promotes a healthy attitude and leaning more on God during difficult times.

Be thankfulthat the past has no power unless we allowed it.

Be thankful to understand free will to choose remains an obstacle when dealing with others. Sometimes, they are not ready for the next step. Sometimes, we’re not. Be thankful to know the difference.

By faith, be blessed and thankful each day that God wakes us up. (smile)