I’ve moved over thirty times, and the trail has been a wild ride filled with ups and downs, good and bad, hardship and fun. Some memories make me smile, others make me shudder, and all make me grateful for a forgiving, restoring God.
During the Israelite’s journey to the Promised Land, God had them place stones to remember the rescues He had made and the great things He had done. I wonder what it would be like if we did the same?
What if we had spiritual markers, gratitude stones that marked our trails? Wouldn’t that be amazing?
As we watched (and made note) where God worked and is working, we would look back and see the firm foundation of the faithfulness of God. Those marker stones would build on the past for our present and future. Our steps would become more sure because we would be grounded in the sureness of God.
The Bible tells us every good thing given and every perfect gift comes from God (James 1:17). Every good thing. Every single one. The beauty your eyes see, the pleasing sounds your ears hear, the food you eat, the shelter you have, the sweet memories cherished in your heart, every blessing is a blessing from God. He pours out His love upon us all every single moment of every single day.
We make the choice to notice, to remember, and to thank God for the good along our journeys. I want to do that! I want to leave trail markers that remind me of God’s faithfulness and show others the protection and provision of our wonderful God. Want to join me?
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing blessings You have given me along my journey. Please forgive me when I didn’t notice or pay attention. Please remind me of Your past faithfulness and open my eyes to see and my ears to hear all the wonderful ways You are working now. Thank You, Father. Thank You, for all You have done and all You will do, and thank You most of all for being You!
“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.” ~ Psalm 92:1-2 (NKJV)
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Your beautiful heart of Praise
comes through in your writing creations!
Thank you for reminding us to
Give Thanks to The Lord!
He is Worthy of our Praise💛💫
Awww thank you, Sharon. Our God is such a wonderful God! ❤ Praising Him with you! \o/ \o/
Yes, sister! I will join you in praising our faithful God for all the beautiful blessings. I’m thankful for all the ups and downs of life because they help me to realize how great our Savior is! Blessings to you always. Guess what? I’m halfway done with the beautiful prayer book that you recommended. Actually, I now have a second copy. I will see who God put in my life for me to bless them with the extra copy I have. Thanks again for always be faithful in all that you do. Love you! ((hugs))
Praising God with you, sweet Tess! \o/ \o/ I’m so grateful the book has been a blessing. That’s sweet that you will be able to bless someone else. I love how blessings bless us and can bless others! Love you too! You are in my heart and prayers! ((((((hugs)))))) XOXOXO