God: He’s Not Only…



God is not only our ALL IN ALL and our BLESSER, He’s also our Intercessor; not only our COMFORTER and DELIVERER, He’s our Healer. He’s not only EVERLASTING, and God the FAITHFUL, He’s also the One in whom we’re most grateful. He’s not only our GUIDER, He’s also our Provider.

He’s not only our HELPER and ILLUMINATOR, He’s our JUSTIFIER and Sin Obliterator. He’s not only our KEEPER and the LIGHT, He’s the one who loves with all His might.

He’s not only our MASTER and the NEVER-ENDING GOD, He’s King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He’s not only OMNIPRESENT, OMNIPOTENT, and OMNISCIENT, He’s the Almighty God All Sufficient. He’s not only PATIENT and kind, He’s the QUIETNESS that calms our spirit and soothes our mind.

He’s not only our ROCK and our SALVATION. He’s the Counselor and Governor of every nation. He’s not only our TEACHER and UNFAILING LOVER. He’s our Friend like no other. He’s not only VICTOR over sin and death, He’s the only WAY to eternal happiness. He’s not only the X-RAY OF LIFE, He is our YOKE RELEASER, our Lord Jesus Christ. He’s not only our ZEST FOR LIVING, He is God, who never stops giving.

“I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower” (Psalm18:2 KJV).

In God, I will keep on thanking Him for who He is.   By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com


Gratitude Gold Nuggets



“How we handle our downs determines if we get up.”

“Say it loud. It’s better to follow Christ than the crowd.”

Spiritual strength is maximize through Godly exercise.”

“We don’t have to be friends with the enemy.”

“Thankful to know, holding my troubles up can only break me down.”


What Shall I Do, Lord?



“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (Psalm 32:8). Many tend to asked this question at the crossroad of their life, what shall I do, Lord? Sometimes when a major decision has to be made, or when one has tried and tried, and failed again and again, they will seek an answer to that very question?

Yes, God said for us to ask, seek, and knock.  Most people will give you their opinion on what to do, but the ultimate answer can only come from God. Look to Him. Go ahead. Let’s ask our Father, “What shall I do, Lord?”

If we’re feeling lost, confused, worried, distressed, unsure, or anxious, ask God about it. He’s there with a “ready-made” solution. We don’t have to wait until we experience a big, major, or enormous problem. Any issue that troubles our mind is worth asking God about. He knows what we need to do. Ask Him.

“And I said, What shall I do, LORD? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus, and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do” (Acts 22:10 KJV).

In God, I will keep on thanking Him for His instruction.


What’s Your Aim?


“So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Him” (2 Corinthians 5:9 ESV). Have you ever been asked the question, what’s your aim? It is a great question every Christian should know the answer to. To ask this question might mean, what’s your goal, intention, dream, wish, purpose in doing what you do? Our ultimate aim should be to please God. Is this your aim today… to please Him?

Our God is so loving and generous, He allows us to do many things that please ourselves. We spend time with friends and family, go on trips, take vacations, shop, etc. Even in these special times we should seek ways of pleasing Him. Let’s pray to make pleasing God our ultimate priority in every endeavor: meditation, conversation, relationship, disagreement, disappointment, even in our observation. Let us stop, look, listen, and seek ways of pleasing Him with faith through Christ.

“When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:17 ESV).

In God, I will keep on thanking Him for bringing to our attention that our ultimate aim should be to please Him in everything. Lord, thank you for forgiving us of those times we sought to please ourselves without acknowledging you.  By Hertistine Washington /  keeponthanking.com

Gratitude Gold Nuggets


When we start feeling “some kind of way,” pray.”

“When times become turbulent we can still triumph in Christ.”

“Trials come to test us, not trample or defeat us.”

“God’s peace can take us off the ledge, and from living on edge.”

Know that God provided His Grace back then, and will provide it again and again.”

A Writer’s Chat



Sometimes I just desire to write. It brings me comfort and soothes my appetite. Sometimes I wish God would give me more to say so that I could write everyday. I know He often fills my mind with sweet melodies of every kind. But like most, I too must wait on the Lord’s inspiration. I’m sure there is a message in what I’m writing now, (though it’s yet to be revealed). All I know is, I feel so good writing to the Lord in this very moment. I write: I love you Lord. I love you for giving me a desire to sit and type as I wait on you for insight. This one is for You, Lord…just a little chat, for you’re the one who raise me, and always had my back.

I remember at one time I was so down and out, and didn’t know where to turn. You lifted me and changed my life by placing a desire in my heart to write. My heart yearns deeper for you as I share words of inspirations to the open heart. I say thank you, Lord. You have helped me so. Let my writing always be saturated with thanksgiving and praises to you; and may all writers be encouraged to share words of your love, joy, wisdom, and truth.

My mom said, You will always be with me, and I have found that to be true. She would often said, “There is no God like You.”

“Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day” (Psalm 71:8 KJV).

In God, I will keep on thanking Him that just a little chat with Jesus makes it right.  By Hertistine Washington/ keeponthanking.com


Mind Guard

20170613_123249We do many things to guard ourselves from danger. We buy auto insurance to guard from having to pay in case we get in an accident. We purchase home security systems to guard against home invasions. Some even buy a mouth guard to protect their teeth from injury. But what about our minds? Have you considered the importance of guarding your mind from unwarranted thoughts that can bring you down, hinder your progress, and in some cases discourage you from doing what you know is right to do?

Since there is power in how we think, we should never underestimate this power. How and what we think can hurt or help us. It could produce failure or success. Jesus said “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus;” “Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” The things above are the things of God. Let us shield our minds with His Word.  It will surely safeguard us from low, harmful, and damaging thoughts.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” Philippians 4:8 KJV.

In God, I will keep on thanking Him for providing a safeguard  for my mind.  By Hertistine Washington  keeponthanking.com