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Good Morning, Lord!

 

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Good morning, Lord. How are You today?

I praise You, for You are wonderful!

I know You are Holy and Divine,

Sitting on Your throne,

Observing and guiding mankind,

In spite of the right and the wrong.

Even though You bring the sunshine and the rain,

I know You’re aware of the sufferings, heartaches, and pain.

Thank you, Lord, in spite of what’s going on, You tell us not to fret,

Instead, in your loving arms, to surely rest.

From Your Word, I hear Your response, Lord:

I AM THAT I AM. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending. I Am here. I Am there. I Am everywhere, watching over my creation with special care. And because you trust and know Me, this is what I say:

you can have a good morning and also a good day!

I will keep on thanking God for His inspiration every morning!

“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up” (Psalm 5:3 KJV).

“But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of they mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble” (Psalm 59:16). By Hertistine Washington/ keeponthanking.com

 

 

 

Wait

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In a grocery store, standing in a long line, I looked to the heavens and silently shouted’ “My God, it’s so hard to wait!” Have you ever thought why that is? Physically speaking, one of the answers I came up is, selfishness; I want what I want, right now! I have no time to wait! That’s kind of selfish, wouldn’t you say? You go to the bank, there is a line. In traffic, there is a line. Oh my, you go to the lady’s bathroom, and there it is again, another line! Yet, you must wait. I assure you, if you wait long enough, you will get your turn, patiently or impatiently; it’s up to you.

Spiritually speaking ,waiting impatiently stems from a lack of trust in God. He calls for us to patiently wait; wait on His timing, and don’t be anxious or in a hurry. The time is not yet. In one way or another, the revelation, the help, the healing, the answer is coming, if you just wait.

“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

“I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry” (Psalm 40:1).

I will keep on thanking God for the patience to wait.  By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

 

Always

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I woke this morning with the prayer:

Thank you God for always being there. You’re always faithful when things seem uncertain.

You’re always powerful, though I am weak. You’re always looking and watching over the poor and the meek.

Through difficult times, when I can’t see, your love is always comforting me.

You’ve always provided when I didn’t know it was you, always bringing me through.

When I’m thirsty, you’re always my fountain, whether in the valley or on the mountain. You’re always present; never absent a second.

I thank you, Lord, that you’re always so kind; You are God, Most Holy Divine.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’ (Isaiah 41:10).

“Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

I will keep on thanking God for His ever-present presence. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

Stung!

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Have you ever been stung by a bee, a wasp, mosquito, or any other insect? Wow, I bet you didn’t see it coming, did you? If you had, I’m sure you wouldn’t have let it sting you. That’s what happened to me one day, as I was preparing for a great time of quietness and relaxation in my backyard. Before I sat down good, I got stung! How unexpected was that!

The pain was so excruciating, I screamed and jumped away as fast as I could! The effects were immediate; the area began turning red and swelling up. I realized I had to do something quick! So I ran inside to clean it and applied a healing ointment. Although I didn’t feel better right away, I had confidence that the ointment would do the job.

After the pain subsided, I began thinking about sin and how sin affects us… many times we don’t see it coming; then all of a sudden… we get stung! Thank God for Jesus, (our healing ointment), who took on sin, preventing us for being eternally stung! He suffered, died, was buried, and rose again that we might live; never having to suffer the pain of being stung by sin again.

“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law” (1 Corinthians 15:56 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for saving me from the effects of sin.  By Hertistine Washington /keeponthanking.com

 

 

A Shining Star

“There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star  in glory.” (1Corinthians 15:41).

After reading this scripture, I began meditating about the stars in the sky; how they all shine, and how we can only see them at night; though they never stop shining in the day. I thought about how Jesus created them, and knows each one by name. From our perspective, they all look the same. But in the heavenly places, they are different, having their own particulars. Still they continue to shine.

Do you know Jesus also have stars on this earth that shines everyday for Him? If you have accepted Him as your personal Savior, you are a shining star. You can shine for Him both day and night. You can let your light shine before others that they may see your good work, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

I will keep on thanking God for allowing me to shine for Him that others might see His glory.  By Hertistine Washington /keeponthanking.com

 

 

 

 

Inseparable

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The love of God and I are inseparable! Allow me to tell you about my inseparable love. It is a love I can never loose; can never be parted from. Nothing will be able to separate me from this love; we are inseparable!

This love will always have me, keep me, hold me, protect me, correct me, guide me, comfort me, raise me, warm me. and never wrong me; we are inseparable!

I am loving this love… my friend, my confidant, my security, my hope; my worry destroyer, fear remover, and doubt dissolver; we are inseparable!

I can rest in this love. It will never scare me, trouble me, strike me, or fight me. It will never break away or run away; we are inseparable!

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?”  Roman 8:35

I will keep on thanking God for the assurance of His love.  By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

Seeing from Above

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Looking out a window from a 12 story building, I could see many things that I couldn’t if I were standing at ground level. I could see tops of houses, tops of trees, roads, and cars going here and there. Standing from that perspective, I thought about all the things I was able to see from above. Yet, I could only see so far.

Then my mind fell on God; how wonderful He is! How He sees everything and everybody. It doesn’t matter if we’re high up, down low, up close, far away, or under cover, God sees us. He watches our going and coming; aware of our every move. Even though I couldn’t see within the houses, or building, or in yards (because some things were covered up), it’s comforting to know God can. I can never ever be out of His sight! He always sees me.

“The LORD looks down form heaven; he sees all the children of man;” (Psalm 33:13). 

“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 4:13).

I will keep on thanking God for watching over me. By Hertistine Washington/  keeponthanking.com