With the busyness of life, schedules, being on the go, raising a family, school, and whatever your life consists of, it is easy to forget the things we are grateful for. Here’s a prayer that I had on my heart, that I wanted to share. For those reading this, I pray you’re more encouraged and inspired, and that this also expresses your hearts cry. Here goes!
Thank you Lord for the little blessings, the things we sometimes overlook or don’t think are a big deal. Thank you for reminding us that ALL things are a big deal in Your eyes and that You love us so much that You don’t overlook what we go through or experience in life. EVERYTHING matters to You! Our lives DO matter!
Life can get tough sometimes, but through Your word, You constantly remind us that Your mercy is new EVERY morning; not just some mornings, but EVERY morning, and great is Your faithfulness.
Thank You for favor in ALL areas of life. Despite the people who come and go in our lives, the one constant person is You. The amazing thing is that You never leave nor forsake us, and for that I am grateful.
I am here to tell you friends, that God loves us so much and desires to spend quality time with us on a regular, consistent basis. Not just when we are ready, but ALL the time. As it says in the word, “draw near to God and He WILL draw near to you” (James 4:8).
Having a worshipful and grateful heart is what God desires of us. With the way the world is these days, if not careful, it’s easy to get caught up into the cares and worries of this life; worrying about money, food, family, jobs, clothes, etc. The list can go on, and on, and on, and on. Need I say more? From personal experience, worrying about the cares of this life can lead to being stressed, worried, and always trying to “keep up with the Jones'”. And in the words of Ms. Sweet Brown “Ain’t nobody got time for that“).
The older I get (not that I’m that old), the more I realize how keeping things in perspective, and keeping God in the forefront of the “matters” in my life, are definite ways I remain peaceful and a woman at rest.
God is faithful to His word, so when He says “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33 NIV), you can rest assure that your matters will be taken care of when you seek Him first.
Be encouraged and KNOW that having a grateful heart, despite your circumstances and what you may be going through in life, are pleasing to God and a sure way of getting His full attention.