We have another milestone to celebrate tonight! We hit 2,000 reasons for being thankful! Thank you so much for partnering with me. I've enjoyed seeing your creativity each day... sometimes a list is one word, other times it's detailed. Sometimes it's five reasons, and other times you list even more. I'm so glad you're putting your own spin on The Thankfulness Experiment. And here's a picture of our updated Thankfulness Tree:
One of my favorite Bible verses is Ephesians 3:20: Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
This verse is my favorite because it lets us in on a little secret about God... He can do so much more than we can ever imagine with any situation we face. Pretty encouraging stuff... which is why I love to pray this verse. When faced with life in general, whether joyful situations or tough ones, we can invite God to do immeasurably more.
I experienced God's immeasurably more today, as a matter of fact. I knew I was going to be in a tough situation, so I had two plans in place to make it easier to handle. However, neither plan was presented to me as an option. So I was in a tight spot. I took a moment and prayed about my situation and God just blew me away with the result. He took care of every detail... and His strategy was a bazillion times better than my two plans. I was touched that He cared about me so much... that He took control and didn't follow my plans, because He knew the best approach. God did immeasurably more and for that I am one very thankful gal.
Have you ever experienced the immeasurably more of God? A time where God just blew you away with His love, faithfulness, miracles, truth... or maybe you can fill in the blank with your own personal experience? Take note of these moments and allow them to settle deep into your heart. Remember the immeasurably more when you are faced with trials because our God is so much bigger. And if you haven't experienced the immeasurably more of God yet, I'd like to invite you to pray Ephesians 3:20... because God keeps His promises. And be on the lookout for God to blow you away as He shows you His love. After you experience the immeasurably more of God, you'll be ready to put this week's memory verse into practice: Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. Psalm 105:1-2
Today, I am thankful for...
1. God's immeasurably more in my life
2. A fire crackling in the fireplace
4. Hats of all shapes and sizes
5. Loving words from my son
Here's to 10,000 reasons... Only 7,976 to go...