I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for us–yes, the many good things he has done for the house of Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses. Isaiah 63:7
Since the beginning of this month, I have sharing via my Facebook page things for which I am grateful. And today, only 12 days into it, I am so full. Having a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness for each day truly does change you. As I read the comments from my posts, I have been encouraged to continue to see where God leads me from there.
As I was thinking of this, God reminded me of a step of faith I started at the beginning of the year. In addition to my first 40 day fast, I also began to confess the Prayer of Jabez daily. For your reference: Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.” Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested. (1 Chronicles 4:9-10 NASB) I read this book my mom had, and I have not stopped saying it since. I know it is a combination of fasting, praying, being obedient, and exercising my faith that has allowed me to see God’s movement in my life.
I love this song: Awesome. It is a wonderful praise and worship song about God and His awesomeness! From this journey and throughout my life I have truly seen God’s hands moving and working things out for me, and I cannot deny His greatness!
We need all need to acknowledge God’s goodness. It is when we do so, we knock the enemy out of commission. Pressing to have an attitude of gratitude in spite of whatever things may come keeps us focused on God and allows God to focus on our problems. When we move out of His way and choose to be grateful regardless of what we see, we win the faith fight and God sends those final blows to the enemy to demolish his attempts and attacks. I challenge you to recognize God’s goodness in your own life, and as you begin to be grateful and thankful for what He has done in your life, you will experience a transformation of your own!
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32