• Joni

Thankful Moments


THANK YOU GOD for _____________

And

THANK YOU GOD for _____________

And

THANK YOU GOD for _____________

And one more thing

THANK YOU GOD for _____________

Did I leave anything out?

Umm Yup~

Can you say~

THANK YOU GOD

for this trial

THANK YOU GOD

for this illness

THANK YOU GOD

for the prodigal

THANK YOU GOD

for circumstances out of your control.

Hmm, not so easy

but

we are told in I Thessalonians 5:18 to

BE JOYFUL

when~

ALWAYS!

And to

PRAY

when ~

CONTINUALLY!

And to

GIVE THANKS

when~

IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES!

Why~

FOR THIS IS GOD'S WILL FOR YOU IN CHRIST JESUS.

Hmm...

ALWAYS. CONTINUALLY. IN ALL.

Hmm...

Doesn't leave much room for anything else

especially

because of the

GIVING THANKS "IN ALL" CIRCUMSTANCES

"IN ALL"~

when things are going good

GIVE THANKS.

When things are going bad

GIVE THANKS.

When things are not going according to "my" plan

GIVE THANKS.

It isn't about giving thanks "for" the circumstance

but

IN

the circumstance.

Why?

For it is GOD'S Will.

If I & If you

GIVE THANKS

IN

the moment, no matter what the moment is

then

GOD would be IN the moment,

changing the moment

because

Where HE is~

HOPE is

PEACE is

JOY is

&

LOVE is~

no matter what the circumstance.

Easier said than done at times

when the going gets tough

&

when we don't feel like

GIVING THANKS.

But what if

we give

GOD

"that" moment

by

taking HIM for HIS WORD

and experience HIM like we have never experienced HIM before.

Sometimes the hardest step is just taking the step

to

BELIEVE HIM

when your world comes crashing down.

BUT HE PROMISES

to give us what we need in the moment of need~

HIS JOY~

and isn't a dose of HIS JOY what we really need?

What moment do you need to be thankful IN?

Therefore as we approach

THANKSGIVING DAY~

"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)

and

Let's

"Sing and make music from your heart to the LORD,

always giving thanks to GOD the FATHER

for everything,

IN the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST" (Ephesians 5:19-20)

so that we will be

JOYFUL ALWAYS

as we

PRAY CONTINUALLY

so that we can

GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES

just because

GOD

has asked us to

so that HE will meet our hearts at a deeper level

where we will experience

HIS LOVE

that is so much greater than our circumstances

because that is

"WHAT MERCY DID FOR ME" (listen to the song below)


7 views

© 2016 by Joni Jones. Proudly created with Wix.com

Be Waitless LLC