Thankful much?

What do you have to be thankful for today? I've been trying to ask myself that every day lately. It seems like since the beginning of this year, God has been opening up so many more doors for me to minister in a wonderful variety of places and ways -- and at the same time, it seems like my family and I have been under constant attacks, physically and every other way. But no matter the problems that come our way, I know that my God is greater! And I am resolved that no attack of the Enemy will keep me from doing what God has called me to do, as the Lord strenthens me. He is my Strength and my Song!

It's so much easier to come up with things to complain about or things to hope and pray will be passing soon. But it is so much more beneficial to my soul to focus on the beautiful things in life.

It is such a simple concept! Why is it so hard to implement? The apostle Paul worded it this way:

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

And here's a bonus thought from that same chapter:
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4 (NIV)

I pray that God is strengthening you today, and that you find the beautiful things in your life to focus on!

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