Devote yourselves to Prayer, and always be Thankful!


I’m so grateful for all that God has done for me and so I offer my life as a living sacrifice to Him. So think about all you have to be thankful for-all that God has done for you. Don’t be silent or take these blessings for granted. Tell Him, in detail. As you thank Him, give Him praise, worship Him, and seek to cultivate a more intimate relationship with Him. Have a wonderful day as you continue to develop a life of constant prayer…always communing with your Father…always being thankful.

“Devote yourselves to prayer, with an alert mind and thankful heart.” Colossians 4:2

Most people admit that they pray…when facing a crisis or in times of stress or particular need. But Paul describes a completely different attitude toward prayer-a life devoted to constant prayer-watchful and vigilant, alert and prepared, thankful and grateful.

Thankfulness opens our hearts to God and changes our countenance and attitude. When we’re thankful, we look, feel, and think differently. With a thankful heart, it’s more difficult to be doubtful or discouraged, worried or afraid.

Many people fill their prayers with nothing but a list of wishes and desires, detailing the things they want. These kinds of prayers can make God seem like a genie in a bottle. But being thankful changes our relationship with Him. It helps us take our minds off ourselves and focus on Him. We remember all that He’s done for us. We think about His deeds and His faithfulness.

Thankfulness encourages a spirit of worship as we realize that God is the Creator of the entire universe…yet He loves us and cares about us as individuals! Thankfulness encourages faith and expectation. We realize that God really does answer prayer, that He really hears us.Thankfulness also changes our vocabulary. If we concentrate on our needs and problems, we can be worried or afraid, doubtful or discouraged. But when we’re thankful, we become confident in God and filled with expectancy.

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I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God! Ministry: Lost Sheep Ministries on Facebook

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