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Thankful, God is the Qualifier, and it is He who quickens (gives life), and quiet the soul with His love.

I’m so grateful again to praise God for another opportunity to thank Him for who He is according to His Word. As we proceed in our search for Gratitude Gold Nuggets, I know you may be wondering, what can we thank God for that begins with letter “Q”?. Well, first of all, we who have accepted Jesus as our personal Savior can declare it is God who qualifies us to share in this great inheritance with the saints; nothing that we have done qualifies us. God is the Qualifier. There is also the guarantee that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will also give life to our mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in us. Besides that, the Lord our God has promised to be in the midst, a mighty one who will save, and rejoice over us with gladness, and quiet us by His love.

“Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light” (Colossians 1:12, ESV).

“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11, ESV).

“The Lord your God is in the midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing” (Zephaniah 3:17,ESV).

Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You for who You are. You are my Qualifier who quickens me, and quiet my soul with your love, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Thankful, God is the God of Peace; He is Perfect, and He is Preeminent.

Oh what another beautiful day to thank and praise God for who He is according to scripture! As we continue our search for Gratitude Gold Nuggets, I’m excited that we have now arrived at the letter “P”. God’s Word bares record that He is the God of Peace, and He is with us to give us peace at all times in every way. It is His peace that keeps us from being troubled in mind. Besides that, He is also Perfect. Whatever He does is without blemish; there are no flaws or errors in Him. Furthermore, He is Preeminent, the head of the body, the church, the beginning, and the firstborn from the dead, as the following scriptures declare:

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all” (2 Thessalonians 3:16, ESV).

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48, ESV).

“And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent” (Colossians 1:18,ESV).

Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You for who You are because You are the God of Peace; You are Perfect, and You are Preeminent in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Thankful, God is the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent God.

Oh what another wonderful day to thank our magnificent God for who He is! As we continue our alphabetical search through scripture for Gratitude Gold Nuggets of our God’s amazing character, we have now arrived at the letter “O”. You will find the scripture bares record that God is Omnipotent (all powerful), Omniscient (all-knowing), and Omnipresent (present everywhere at all times). Oh how we praise His holy name in knowing all power belongs to Him, that there is not a word we can say He doesn’t know beforehand, and that there is no place we can go where He’s not! Be assured God is powerful enough to handle our every need, knows what we’re going through, and has never left our side. By checking our these scriptures references, I believe your gratitude for Him will skyrocket yet again!

“Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God” (Psalm 62:11, ESV).

“Even before a word is on my tongue, behold O LORD, You know it altogether” (Psalm 139:4, ESV).

“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! if I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand will lead me, and your right hand shall hold of me” (Psalm 139: 7-10), ESV).

Please pray with me. Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You because You only are the Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent God, who is all powerful, all knowing, and everywhere at all times, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

To Dine with Jesus

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20). On the first Sunday of the month many churches come together to commune in the Lord’s Supper. This supper, however, is no ordinary meal. It does not consists of 4 main courses with 3 sides and 3 desserts. This meal is a meal of remembrance to commemorate the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. The main course is His body and His blood which He shed for the remission of sins on Calvary for the whole world. This supper is a time for those who have accepted Jesus as Savior to come together and dine with Him.

Do you know you are also invited to eat with Jesus? He promised long ago in His Word that all can eat with Him if they only do one thing. That one thing is to invite Him into your heart by faith and receive Him as your Savior. Just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ that God has raised Him from the dead, and you shall be saved, and be privileged to eat with Jesus not only in this world but the world to come.

In His Word He also reminds us that He’s standing right now at the door of your heart patiently waiting for you to hear His voice, open the door, and let Him in. It is as simple as that! Being saved is the only criteria that makes it possible to join in this beautiful feast of remembrance, the Lord’s Supper. Why not accept Him today and come on in and eat and commune together with Him! Then and only then will you come to know what a wonderful time of rejoicing it is to dine with Jesus!

“Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “‘Take, eat; this is my body.”‘ And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “‘Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness for sins” (Matthew 26: 26-28).

I will keep on thanking God for a wonderful meal of remembrance and the privilege to participate with Him. Dear Lord, thank you for inviting the whole world to eat with you. Thank you for setting the table, making it possible through your shed blood, for all to commune with you who has accepted you as their Savior, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com.

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Thankful, God is the Never-ending God, and He’s the God of Now.

Oh how we continue to praise the name of the Lord today for who He is! As we pursue our journey through our scripture search for Gratitude Gold Nuggets of our amazing God, let’s see what we find as we now approach letter “N”. But first, are you aware that we serve a God that has no end; that will always be, and is here right now with us today? That we don’t have to go looking for Him? That He’s a very present (right now) help in times of trouble? Oh yes, we have a God such as this! Just call on Him. He’s right here, right now. Check our these scriptures as they bare record to who our wonderful Lord is, and let us join in gratitude for Him today.

“Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end” (Psalm 102:25-27,ESV).

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1, ESV ). “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth” (Psalm145:18, ESV).

Please pray with me. Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You for who You are. I thank you for being the Never-ending God, and a God of Now who always will be and is present with me, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today, and have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

Thankful, God is Majestic and Mighty, and He is our Maker.

Oh how we praise God today, as we continue our search through scriptures for Gratitude Gold Nuggets as to who God is! We are now at letter “M”, and beginning with letter “M” we see that our God is Majestic and Mighty, and He is our Maker. Oh how we praise His name! No one can touch Him in His beauty, might, greatness, and excellence! Oh Lord, our Lord, how Majestic is your name in all the earth, therefore we honor you. Thank you for being Mighty in strength and understanding. You are our Maker; we worship and bow to you.

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens” (Psalm 8:1 ESV).

“Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any; he is mighty in strength of understanding” (Job 36:5, ESV).

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” (Psalm 95:6, ESV).

Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking you for being Majestic, Mighty, and our Maker, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com.

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Thankful, God is the Light; He is Lord, and He is Love.

As we continue our journey through the scriptures let’s see what Gratitude Gold Nuggets we can find that began with the letter “L” as to who our awesome God is. Isn’t it a blessing and a delight to know that all of who He is, is all of who we need? He is the Light that prevents us from abiding in darkness. He is LORD of the whole earth and everything and everyone is subjected to Him; and He is Love, and it was His love that was shed on Calvary for the whole world. Let us thank Him as the scripture bares record:

“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1John 1:5, ESV).

“The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upoon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!’ (Psalm 118:27, ESV).

“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8, ESV).

Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking you for being the Light we so desperately need, the Lord over all the earth, and the Love that is shed in our hearts, in Jesus name amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com.

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.

Thankful, God is the Keeper, King, and Knower.

Oh, what a good day to continue to thank our God for who He is! Knowing who God is can eliminate our fears and lessen many of our tears. Halleluyah, bless His name! Here we are now approaching letter “K” to discover more Gratitude Gold Nuggets as to who our awesome God is according to His Word. The scripture bares record He is King of all the earth, Keeper of all life, and Knower of everything. Therefore, we have no need to fear, knowing we have a King on the throne watching over and keeping us, who is aware of our every move, even our comings and goings. Check it out right here:

“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand” (Psalm 121:5, ESV)” “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore” (121:7-8, ESV).

“For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm” (Psalm 47:7,ESV).

“For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything” (1 John 3:20, ESV).

Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking you because You are Keeper, King, and Knower, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

May the blessing of the Lord be with you today.

Warrior or worrier?

Warrior or worrier, which are you? If you’re not sure, let me share this short story on worry. Once upon a time there was a Godfearing Warrior who had thought she had learned to let go and let God handle all her worries and cares. One night after making a tough decision about a matter, the warrior went to bed and fell peacefully asleep. Her mind was at ease. However, about 3:45 am, she slightly began to awaken, as her decision crept back into her head… and that was okay. What was not okay was when she began pondering about the probability of negative outcomes. I tell you this Godfearing Warrior went from one undesirable outcome to the next. After realizing she was only considering the negative outcomes, she began to notice she was getting a bit anxious, restless, and becoming oh so wide awake! At that point she recognized this to be her old archenemy, Ole Lady Worry.

How did she know it was Ole lady Worry? Because their paths had crossed before, and Ole Lady Worry tried to overtake her then, and the Godfearing Warrior knew she only came to try to do it again. But because of the Godfearing Warrior’s training, she never forgot what weapon was needed to combat Ole Lady Worry. In the past when the Godfearing Warrior became restless, she would cry out to her Lord with the weapon of prayer. She knew in her distress her God had always been there to answer her, faithfully. Through prayer, she had no doubt He would do it again.

Being that the Godfearing Warrior remembered how she finally overcame Ole Lady Worry from past encounters, she made it a practice to keep her weapon with her. She kept it in her heart. She never left home or slept without it. It became her protection even while she was sleeping. She had only to draw it out. Through her prior experiences with Ole Lady Worry, the Godfearing Warrior found that when she chose to use her weapon of prayer, Ole Lady Worry had to step aside, no matter how elegantly she was dressed, heels and all!

With that said, unfortunately, worriers tend to lie down and wallow in their anxiety, whereas warriors choose to call on the God of War and take courage in His strength. That is all the Godfearing Warrior needed to do, and she knew it. When she did that, her peaceful sleep returned. You may ask, what ever happened to Ole lady Worry? Oh, I don’t know. All I can tell you is, she did what she always does when she meets the Word of God in prayer; Ole Lady Worry goes away.

The moral of the story: I hope this helps you to know which you are, a warrior or a worrier. It surely encouraged me to choose to war over worry with the Word of God in prayer when I feel worry approaching. And believe you me, worry is always lying in wait; at noonday, midnight, or early in the morning light. Just remember what the Word of God says: “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). Also remember, greater is He that is in you than… Ole Lady Worry.

Helpful Hint: Just so you’ll know, worry will try to come back another day, (maybe even on your special day); but you don’t have to step aside and let it have it’s way, even if you’re sleeping in your bed. Take courage, and pray, pray, pray. If you pray and dig into the Word, you can root out worry every time! So war on soldier, war on. You got this in Jesus name, amen!

I will keep on thanking God for the power that’s in His Word. Dear Lord, thank you for calming my fears and anxiety through the power of Your Word, in Jesus name, amen.

“The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name” (Exodus 15:13,ESV).

In lieu of Mother’s Day: When we let God do our warring, we won’t be worrying.

Happy Mother’s Day!

By Hertistine Washington ?keeponthanking.com

Thankful, God is Jesus, Judge, and Justifier.

As we continue our search through scripture for Gratitude Gold Nuggets as to who God is , I’m excited about what we will find beginning with the 10th letter of the alphabet, letter “J”. Under this letter we can be grateful that God is Jesus our Lord, and the Justifier of our sins. His Word declares:

“Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14:9 ESV). “I and the Father are one” (Luke 2:52, ESV).

“The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge!’ (Psalm 50:6, ESV).

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus’ (Romans3:23-24, ESV).

Please pray with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking you for all of who you are . Thank You that you are Jesus, Judge, and Justifier, amen.

May the blessings of the Lord be with you today.