Norman Peale once said ~ “Change your thoughts and change your world”

I think that the beginning of changing the thought process is being grateful.

Grateful for everything you have ~ no matter what it is
Grateful for everyone ~ no matter how they affect your life
Grateful for every experience ~ whether perceived as good or not so good

Gratitude for the good as well as the not so good, can be difficult. But it is what God wants. We tend to be grateful for the wonderful things that happen

the abundant blessings 
the unexpected opportunities
the provisions of life

But are you grateful for the undesirable

the trials with family or friends
the missed opportunities or broken promises
the losses that we each experience at some point in time of our lives

Remember that there is good in the not so good. God uses everything for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. So be grateful. That missed opportunity might be exactly the thing that was necessary to leave you available for something else. The trial with that friend might lead you to a greater appreciation for that relationship. And that loss may in some way help you to grow in your love and relationship with the one who loves you most.  We don’t always see the good in the mundane, and especially the tragic; but know that when you can’t see God’s hand, you can always trust His heart.

You Are Loved!

Today, I want to extend my profound gratitude to all of the people that made our first a beautiful life conference such a success. The planning committee for their belief in the vision, the instructors for sharing what God has put on their hearts, and the women who came to share the day with us and grow a little bit closer to their Creator and each other.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I am truly blessed by your lives being a part of mine and I look forward to a future with you in it!.

God bless you all, and again ~ thank you for your heart for the Lord!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Tags: , a beautiful life conference, experience, Gods' Hand, , growing closer to God, , Promises, relationship, trials, vision

2 responses to “Gratitude

  1. Good word, Lisa! Thank you for the beautiful reminder. Love the pictures!!! :0


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