“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Thankfulness comes from having a heart of GRATITUDE! When true thankfulness flows from your heart there is a perpetual attitude of gratitude—not just circumstantial happiness. This means that our thankfulness is not tied to our existing state of reality or mentality, but rather our position with God as Abba Father.
Words alone could never express my gratefulness to God for choosing, using, and loving me unconditionally. Because he loves me– He bore the pain and shame of crucifixion. Because he loves me–He wouldn’t come down from the cross and let my soul be lost! Because he loves me–even when I was unlovable Abba chose to love me just the same. There is truly transforming power in Jesus’ name!
So, when you find yourself being anxious about life’s complex situations, remember the power of God’s unconditional love and let it be a constant reminder that there is no need to worry or be afraid. When you pray—just trust and obey and Jesus will always make a way! Remembering God’s great love for me and what Jesus did on Calvary causes my heart to leap with uncontrollable THANKFULNESS!
Are You Enjoying Jesus Yet?
Mary A. Ford