Daily Thankfulness ❤️

Our Spiritual goal for the week is to be thankful for our blessings. ? We sometimes focus too much on what we’re lacking or on what we “need” rather than noticing the many ways in which we’re blessed.

Did you know that If you have Food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world? If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy? It’s hard to believe how blessed we are and how many things we take for granted daily.

So, take a moment to think about your blessings today. If you still have a parent to talk to, call him or her. Spend time with your spouse or your children, tell them how much you love them! ? We never know how long we really have here…That is why we must always remember that each day is a gift. ☀️

The more gratitude that we’re able to express the more we will notice in our lives and the more God will provide. Gratitude increases the peace and love in our lives, It strengthens our relationship with God and others and allows us to feel the abundance of His love for us. ❤️ We begin to realize that our health, strength and energy is what allows us to work and provide for our families. Those are all gifts from God. We humbly begin to see that we depend on His daily mercy and love to provide us in every aspect of our lives. ❤️

As we focus on being grateful this week, let’s remember to stop complaining about what we lack and instead focus on what we’re thankful for or on the ways we can give. One of those ways can be by helping our friends in the Bahamas after the devastation they just experienced. ? If we’re blessed to have so much it’s because God has entrusted us to be able to give to others who need it. It’s an opportunity for us to help, to lift, to provide or to give of our time to help others. Find someone you can help this week and you’ll feel instantly thankful, peaceful and full of love.❤️

We can even experience gratitude during our own challenges and difficulties. Sometimes the hardest things we experience teaches us the greatest lessons. So, we can be thankful for gaining that knowledge and for allowing ourselves to become a better person from those challenges. The more we hold on to God during them and keep moving forward the better the lesson we will gain and the stronger we will be. ??❤️

Just remember that there is a God who LOVES YOU! Who is full of Mercy and Love for your life. He wants you to know that you’re not alone and that you have access to His strength & power for your life. He will lift you, He will help you and He is the provider and giver of all good gifts and blessings. Whom better to trust than Him. ❤️ I can only imagine what God must feel when we come to Him & thank Him for the blessings that we receive ? I know that as we do this we’re able to feel His love, peace cover us and help us to overcome our own changes.

Our physical goal is to do fast by skipping 2 meals in one day. This sounds a little crazy to some people but there are so many benefits to fasting. The goal is not just stop eating but to actually have a purpose behind it. I like to start by saying a prayer before fasting and offering that “sacrifice” to God. In class we talk about how the body, mind and spirit need to be in balance…but when one is out of balance another area can help to overcome the weak area. So, your physical body can live without food for 2 meals, promise! ? It’s during the time you skip those 2 meals that you can ask God to help you with something, to bring you wisdom or to thank Him for your blessings. Rely on your spirit to keep you strong during those hours without food. ?? You can also use the money that you would’ve spent on those two meals to give it to charity or to feed the hungry…This exercise will allow you to prove to yourself that you don’t depend on food to keep you “happy” but that you can live without it for hours and instead turn your heart to God to offer that to Him and to give to those who are hungry or in need instead. Of course if you have a medical condition and can’t fast that’s ok. It’s just another way to show God how thankful we are for what we have.

Hope to see you on Thursday night at 7:15 to release stress and allow ourselves to feel more balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually ❤️


Lili ?