We can’t take credit for ourselves. We are who we are today because we have been blessed by God and by others. A simple “thank you” seems so inadequate. If we are truly grateful… let’s see if can learn to say it with our lives.
Second in the Series:
Focusing on the Positive
When someone asks “How are you?” what’s your standard answer? Do you make them wish they hadn’t asked with an “Oh, okay I guess?” Suck the life out of them with an “I’m surviving?” Or settle for a socially correct if half-hearted “I’m fine?” What if you changed your answer to one that could turn someone’s day around and maybe even turn their heart to the Lord?
Whatever is true…
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.