We Need One Another

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV). I know this is a simple phrase, but it is so true, we need one another. Never think you don’t need others. If this Pandemic has taught us anything (and it has taught us so much), it is that we need each other. We cannot make it by ourselves. Life is better together; you help me and I help you. That’s why we write and speak words of encouragement, and share our blessings with one another.

We are blessed to reach out as others have reached out to us. Let us thank God for those helping hands. But just as importantly, thank God that we can give a helping hand. Thank Him for letting us know that He puts us here for each other to help each other, inspire one another, encourage and motivate one another in the love of God. We are not alone. So this I say, my brothers and sisters, whatever you’re going through you are not by yourself. Some how, some way, our God will always provides help in time of need.

“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together” (I Corinthians 12:26 ESV).

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,” (Hebrew 10:24 ESV).

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 4:19 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for providing His support through others. Dear Lord, thank You for all that you do to show us how much we need You and each other in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

Thanking God, He is The Alpha and Omega, The Almighty, All-Sufficient God.

Beginning this month of March, I’m inviting you to join me every Monday morning in thanking God for who He is, from A to Z.

When I think about who God is and what we have in Him, I cant help but rejoice! I love thanking Him for who He is; for there is none like Him. No one can be compared to Him. No one can do what He does; no one, no not one. He is the one and only true and Living God, who is and who was and who is to come.

When I think about God as the Alpha and Omega, I’m assured He has everything covered from the beginning to the end; I have no need to worry. When I look to Him as the Almighty, I know He’s strong enough to handle all my needs. When I recognize Him as the All-Sufficient God, I have confidence that He is able to do anything. It is then that my problems don’t seem so insurmountable. It is then I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is then I can get up when I’d rather lie down. It is then I can continue to hold on when I feel like letting go. And it is then I can press on instead of giving up. For God is God who will always provide the necessary grace at the needed time.

I will keep on thanking God for knowing who He is, and that I can get through anything when I hold to Him.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8 ESV).

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work’ ( 2 Corinthians 9:8).

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Thankful, God is our Leader, and Director, Provider and Protector, and a constant Company Keeper.

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name sake. Even thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God my Shepherd for all that He does to lead, direct, provide, protect, and keep me in Jesus name, amen.

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Thanking God for His unfailing, never-ending, and ever abiding love.

God’s love will never fail.

God’s love will never end.

God’s love is always with us. It has been shed in our hearts.

Walk in His love.

Let love be your greatest motivation.

“Give thanks to the LORD for he is good. For his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:1).

“Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away, as for tongues, they will cease, as for knowledge, it will pass away” (1Corinthians 13:8)

“Let all that you do be done in love” I Corinthians 16:14).

I will keep on thanking God for His great love. Dear Lord, thank you that your love will always be with me, in Jesus name amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

Thankful for God’s blessings to our souls despite the pandemic woes and blows; He’s so good… and His love still flows.

Let’s keep on thanking God for His blessings, and be encouraged that no pandemic will ever prevail against His love. Know that it is His love that keeps us, sustains us, and will see us through this critical time. Hold on. Don’t give up. Stay in His Word and live in gratitude; God hasn’t played all His hand yet. Keep looking to Jesus!

“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple” (Psa. 19:7 ESV).

“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8 ESV).

“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:26 ESV).

Redeeming the Time

I love sharing about Jesus. What about You? I hope this doesn’t read like I’m preaching to the choir. I simply hope to encourage you to redeem the time, while you still can. I’m so thankful I can still witness for Him, about Him, to others on this platform and other forms of social media, despite the pandemic and social distancing. Let me be clear, to witness about Jesus on social media is not saying those who do so think they are more “Holier Than Thou”. Surely those of us who know Jesus as our Personal Savior are fully aware we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; and it is by His grace that we are saved, and not we ourselves.

If there was ever a time for Christians to keep on witnessing for the Lord, it is now. The pandemic is no excuse not to do so. Being home is no excuse. Being socially distance is no excuse. There is no excuse to use what’s in our hearts and at our fingertips to encourage others toward Salvation in Christ. He is the answer for the world today. Yet, if you haven’t used social media as an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus, I pray you’ll join the many who do to make the most of this time.

Think about it, we share pictures of our gains, losses, love ones, ourselves, our thoughts, even our accomplishments. Or just a pretty picture or two :)! And many times we get positive feedback (Any yes, we do appreciate reading positive affirmations from others, don’t we?). But have you noticed we often get more ‘Likes’ about ourselves than about Jesus? This shouldn’t be so, but it happens. Yet, I am mindful, this is ‘social media’ and not ‘spiritual media’. But I encourage you to make the most of this time and use social media as a platform to also share Christ. Keep on posting about Him. Someone will click on sooner or later, even if it’s just “one”. Don’t get discouraged. Just remember Jesus is always concerned about that “one”. So should we. I pray we redeem the time.

“For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels” (Luke 9:26 ESV).

“Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God that I can be a witness for Him on several platforms. Dear Lord, I thank you that since it’s needful to socially distance myself from people, and it’s not advisable to go from door to door, I can still use my ‘platform to inform’ others that there is Salvation in Jesus. Who knows, Lord, just maybe from this page someone might get saved, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com.

Lord, Thank you for your tender mercies; thank you for your loving are. Thank you for being here with me, and thank you for your presence everywhere.

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never end; they are new every morning: great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23 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 shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me” ( Psalm 139:7-9 ESV)