Gratefulness may be humanity’s most underestimated devotional tool. We often forget that gratitude is how we access God’s presence.
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations,” the psalmist sang in Psalm 100:4-5.
Thanksgiving causes us to focus on what we actually have in Jesus, the fullness of His presence living in us. Through intentionality engaging with a lifestyle of gratitude, we can immediately enter into His rest.
We can easily overcome the worries and cares of this world, by learning to constantly be thankful for who we are and what we have in Him. A lack of gratitude can lead us into feeling that nothing is happening, or into frustration over hassles and issues. And who wants to live from this place?
Thanksgiving shows us who God wants to be for us and what He is giving us in our current life circumstances. It brings us into a life of rest, upgrades and possibilities.
I long to see Christians get beyond themselves and start seeing the glory of God as it pertains to their own life. If we can do that, a faith, power, energy and zeal will emerge that will take us forward in the things of the Holy Spirit. We must become overwhelmed with who God wants to be for us.
If interested, celebrate what God is giving you, as you meditate on this “letter from Him.”
The Spirit of Truth empowers you to live in the fullness of Christ so that His life flows through you.
Beloved, this is how We work. I give My peace to you but not in the same way as the world gives things. The world would put something into your hands for you to use; a tool, a means for you to apply and use peace. That is not the Kingdom Way, Truth and Life in Jesus.
Instead, We give you presence. We are your peace! The Prince of Peace overcomes all worry, anxiety and trouble. When you are weary and heavy laden it is because you are trying to live this life in your own strength. Come to Us first as your absolute priority. We will give you rest in Ourselves and teach you how to become rest in Us. It is just a simple turning, lifting and yielding of your heart in thanksgiving and gratitude for the supremacy of His life within.
My presence will always be with you, in you and working through you. Who has first given to Me that it may be paid back to him again? No one, Beloved. We are the givers, the Ones who give you life. This life flows from Us, through Us and returns to Us in everything.
All our gifts to you come because of Our presence in you. All the power and grace gifts belong to the Holy Spirit who gives as He wills. The fruit of the Spirit belong to Him and He moves in them through you.
We have so much to be thankful for, but especially His presence living in us. Shall we celebrate today?
PS) You just got a glimpse of what I’m most thankful for this year. How about what you’re most thankful for? Tell me/us in the comments below!