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Recently, it has really been laid on my heart to open this site to other Christian women to share their stories, testimonies and insight on how they are fulfilling what God has called them to do. I want to help build a community and a place for women to come to not only hear my voice but the voice of other women so that the readers here can gain a sense of encouragement. If you have something you would like to share here, please feel free to submit your post. To find out all the details simply follow this link. Please enjoy these wonderful words from Gold Adjo and I pray that it reminds you to apply thanksgiving in your own personal walk:
Early in January God laid on my heart to keep a book of Thanksgiving. In this book, He instructed me to write down daily what I was thankful or grateful for.
I was at a point where I felt I wasn’t getting much out of life though I was serving God and others wholeheartedly. I was always tired and drained. I felt like I was slowly drowning and losing my joy. I lived as though I had nothing to be grateful or thankful to God for. I focused only on the current problems. I did what I had to do but I wasn’t as happy as everyone thought I was. I put up a really good show on the outside but inside me I was all but screaming!
Then God laid on my heart to keep ‘The Book of Thanksgiving’. It has been such a game changer for me. It’s made me focus more on God than on my problems. I now end each day by taking the time to write down everything that I’m thankful to God for in that day and the things that I found joy in.
What this has done is that it makes me see God in every situation rather than myself efforts and my problems. It makes me see the goodness of the Lord. I’m happier and more joyful because now I see the blessings of God every day!
One story in the Bible illustrates this. In 1 Samuel 17, the army of Israel was to fight against the Philistines. The Israelite army was paralyzed by fear when they saw the giants. They stood as Goliath insulted God. This continued as the Israelites looked on helplessly until David came to the battlefield. The soldiers saw only the size of Goliath but David saw the size of God. David had a testimony from his encounter with God. David focused his attention on this testimony and declared;
1Sa 17:34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
David didn’t see the size of Goliath but believed God would deliver him into his hands just as God had helped him to kill a lion with his bare hands. David’s testimony caused him to believe that he could kill Goliath with a few stones and a sling. He did succeed in killing the giant that the host of Israel fled from.
It’s time to stop looking at all your troubles and look to God. He is the same God who has been with you from the beginning. End each day writing done what you’re grateful and thankful to God for. As you do this watch how God transforms your life and showers you with more blessings! You will be happier and live more fulfilled too. If you focus on all your problems they will get bigger but if you focus on God they will shrink and then cease to be.
I am a simple person who loves to live life to the fullest. I
love to travel, try out new cuisines and meet new people. I love to
read. I love children and most importantly I love the Lord. I have
been totally ransomed by Christ Jesus. I also love to write and
inspire others to live for their God-given purpose.
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