No Footprints to Show

We see many footprints in the sand on the beach. Actually, whose they are we don’t know. What we know for sure is, someone stepped that way and crossed that path. With God, however, I’m thrilled to say, I have no footprints to show. He has carried me every step of the way. The only footprints that I see is His… in the sand, over the rocks, in the wilderness, through the storms, and on the dusty and rugged roads of life; also, through the valley of the shadow of death.

So many footprints of God I see! I’m so thankful He carried me!

So grateful He’s been there all my life. Clearly, I have no footprints to show I was able to carry myself.

“And in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place’ (Deuteronomy 1:31, ESV).

“Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save” (Isaiah 46:4, ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for carrying me and carrying me still, in Jesus name, amen.

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Sometimes God allows us to go through something that “Greater” may be manifested; keep on thanking Him for your desired outcome, anyway.

“But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it’ (John 11:4,ESV).

“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1John 4:4, ESV).

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Let’s Say It Again, Hallelujah!

Sometimes God just tickles me and makes me laugh out loud. Has He ever tickled you? It’s quite an amazing moment, really it is! At first, being alone with Him, you may not understand what is actually happening. There you are reading and meditating on the goodness of God, and there it is, that touch that only He gives. And now your heart is beginning to filled with so much joy, that it causes you to smile and feel all good inside; no one else around, just you and God the Holy Spirit. Well, God tickled me this morning in that very special way, and I had to shout “Let’s Say It Again, Hallelujah!” And then… I said it again, Hallelujah! And oh what joy filled my soul! As I was being tickled, this poem resonated from within.

Let’s Say It Again. Hallelujah!

Hallelujah, to the Great I Am. Hallelujah, to the Holy Lamb.

Hallelujah, to the God of Glory!

Hallelujah, to the Bethlehem story!

Hallelujah, til the church bell rings. Hallelujah, to the Lord of Lords and King of Kings.

Hallelujah, this glorious morn. Hallelujah, from dawn to dawn.

Let’s say it again, Hallelujah!

“After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God” (Revelation 19:1 ESV).

“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns” Revelation 19:6,ESV).

I will keep on thanking God I can shout Hallelujah over and over again to Him, the One and Only True Living God, in Jesus name, amen. Dear Lord, I thank you because of who You are. Hallelujah! Amen.

By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Be Thankful Still


We may not get to do what we wanted to do everyday.

We may not win every battle that comes our way.

Yet, there is one thing we can do; be thankful still.

We can say, Lord, thank You. You know best, and in this we can rest.

Although we didn’t win that battle, we know we’re already winners because we are connected to You who has conquered all.

We may not have gone where we intended to go. Still, we are thankful You directed our steps.

And oh, Lord, we may not have accomplished all we hoped today, but we can be thankful that You did.

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2,ESV)

I will keep on thanking God, even when I don’t get my way. Dear Lord, thank You for guiding my steps even though they didn’t take me where I thought I wanted to go. You know best in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

I Give You Glory

I give You glory for who You are, a God so near and never far.

I give You glory, my God, my friend. I give You glory without and within.

I give You glory from heaven above. I give You glory, the God of love.

I give You glory for your Son that was birthed, who died and rose again right here on earth.

I give You glory that He died for my sin. I give You Glory , the victory He did win.

I give You glory that You are One; God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, God the Son.

I give You glory from my heart. I give You glory knowing from me, You’ll never depart.

“Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!” (Psalm 96:8, ESV).

“For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body” (I Corinthians 6:20,ESV).

“I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols” (Isaiah 42:8,ESV).

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

A Word of Thanks

For the past 26 Mondays I have counted it an honor and privilege to have been blessed to share with you my 26 Gratitude Gold Nuggets, from A to Z, giving God thanks for who He is according to His Word. Although there are infinite reasons to be grateful to God, I hope these 26 Gratitude Gold Nuggets have been an encouragement to keep on thanking God for who He is to you.

All you that joined each Monday, I say thank you. I pray you will continue to lift your voice in gratefulness to our God, and encourage others to do so. I would like to end this series on Gratitude Gold Nuggets (but definitely, not on GRATITUDE) with this prayer which is found in my book, Something to Thank About from A to Z, page 201-202 (xulonpress.com, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

“Father God, we thank you for: All You’ve done for us; Bringing us out of darkness; Calming our spirit; Delivering us from evil; Energizing us to do what we need to do; Filling us with Your Spirit; Going all the way to Calvary;

Helping us today; Igniting our hearts with Your love; Justifying us through Your blood; Keeping us every day;

Lifting our heads; Managing our moves; Navigating our steps; Overcoming the devil; Providing the gift of Salvation;

Quieting our spirit; Restoring us; Saving us; Teaching us; Unifying our life in Christ; Vindicating us from sin;

Willing to die and get up again; X-raying our every move;

Yoking up with You; and Zapping out the enemy’s blows.

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:3-6, ESV).

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

Thankful, God is our Zest for living!

Again, what another great day to thank God for who He is! I’m so happy friends of keeponthanking.com, that we have finally arrived at the last letter in the alphabets to thank God for who He is, beginning with letter “Z “. With this letter we can thank Him for being our Zest for living; our sole joy and purpose for life. I do understand, however, at times life can produce challenges that can cause us to feel so down and out. But I urge you to keep on looking to God, and don’t stop. Keep on thanking Him. You will definitely find something in Him that will give you that “something” to rise up and press on another day.

So as I wake this morning, I’m thrilled to know that I have joy in living, and so can you. We have someone who’s here to give us motivation and inspiration everyday! It’s not the birds that sing so beautifully in the trees, nor the flowers that provides the nectar for the bees. It’s not the sun and moon up above, nor our beautiful family that we love. It is God. We can learn of Him in His Word. God is the reason we have joy. It is He who enables us to partake, love, and appreciate these beautiful blessings that He brings. I pray you will join me in saying, “God is the basis of my hope. He is the basis of my zeal. He provides the zest that causes me to joyfully live.”

Dear guests, I want to thank God for Himself and thank God for you. For only through Him I’ve been inspired to share these 26 Gratitude Gold Nuggets with you each Monday to thank Him for who He is from A to Z. I pray you have been blessed. Now I’m so excited to know what God has next. Stay tune.

“You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound” (Psalm 4:7, ESV).

“This is the day that the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24, ESV).

“For “‘in him we live and move and have our being’ ; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring'” (Acts 17:28,ESV).

Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You because of who You are. You are my Zest for living, for with You I have life, hope, and joy, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com.

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Thankful, God is our Yoke Releaser.

As we approach the finish line, I shout Hallelujah, what a blessed day to thank God for who He is beginning with the next letter or the alphabet, letter “Y”. I’m excited to find Gratitude Gold Nuggets in God’s Word to thank Him for being our Yoke Releaser. For those of you who may not know what a yoke is, first of all a yoke is designed to carry burdens. Literally It is a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animal and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull. By carrying this load together, it makes the load bearable, easier. However, though there are two animals pulling this load, it still can be quite heavy. With that said, God is our Yoke Releaser through Jesus Christ the Lord. It is He who carries our burdens and makes our burdens lighter, if only we give them to Him.

Referring to my book, Something to Thank About from A to Z, (xulonpress.com), it is written: “Have you been in a situation where you felt you could never rise; that this really was it? Where the pressures of life became so burdensome you felt suppressed and tied down? If you are like many of us, you may have. The good news, you don’t have to stay that way. We have help. There is someone who is able to remove the yoke off our shoulder. That someone is God through Jesus Christ our Lord. He is able to release us of any burden we may be trying to pull or carry. I implore you to give Him that burden. Then and only then can we take His yoke upon us and find rest for our souls. Let us thank God through Christ, our release has come!

And now I will break his yoke from off you and will burst your bonds apart” (Nahum 1:13, ESV).

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for i am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:29-30, ESV).)

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and so not submit again t a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5;1, ESV).

Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You for who You are. You are my Yoke Releaser, and thank You for carrying my heavy load, in Jesus name, amen.

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Thankful, God is the X-ray of Life; He sees all, through and through.

Oh what another magnificent day to thank God for who He is! I’m so excited that we have now arrived at the letter “X” as we continue our journey for Gratitude Gold Nuggets to thank God for who He is according to His Word. Beginning with the letter X, I hope you will join me in thanking and praising Him for being the X-ray of Life; meaning God sees through everything, even the darkness which is light to Him. He also sees beyond what the physical eye can see, on into the spiritual realm of life. He knows what is happening on the outside and on the inside. His Word lets us know He sees to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and to the discerning of thoughts and intention of the heart. Also that nothing and no one is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to Him. Oh what a mighty God we serve!

“If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you” (Psalm 139:11-12, ESV).

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account” ( Hebrews 4:12-13, ESV).

Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You for who You are! You are the X-ray of Life, the one who sees all, through and through; that nothing is hidden from your sight, in Jesus name, amen.

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.