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Psalm 100:4     1 Thessalonians 5:18

Thankfulness opens the door to My Presence. Though I am always with you, I have gone to great measures to preserve your freedom of choice. I have placed a door between you and Me, and I have empowered you to open or close that door. There are many ways to open it, but a grateful attitude is one of the most effective.

Thankfulness is built on a substructure of trust. When thankful words stick in your throat, you need to check up on your foundation of trust. When thankfulness flows freely from your heart and lips, let your gratitude draw you closer to Me. I want you to learn the art of giving thanks in all circumstances. See how many times you can thank Me daily; this will awaken your awareness to a multitude of blessings. It will also cushion the impact of trials when they come against you. Practice My Presence by practicing the discipline of thankfulness. {Excerpt from “Jesus Calling”,  Author: Sarah Young}

Father, as we enter this new day, we thank You for being faithful and true. Thank You for being a God that never sleeps nor slumbers. Thank You for watching over us, Your children, and for being a trustworthy Shepherd. We choose to cast our anxieties on You today knowing that You know what is best and believing that you desire good for us.  Our peace comes from knowing that You are with us. Thank You for being an ever present God. Thank You for being alive in us. By the power of Your Spirit, help us to let thankfulness flow freely from our hearts and lips. Thank you for the privilege of being able to bless You at all times with Your praise continually upon our lips. As we boast of Your goodness, let the afflicted hear and rejoice!