Today is a day for celebration and gratitude. Our deepest gratitude can be found as we reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice for us. Did you wake up with a smile on your face this morning? What were your first thoughts? Perhaps you were woken up by children ready to search for Easter eggs. Wherever you are reading this, stop for a moment and give thanks.
Gratitude Tip: For us Christians, there is so much to be thankful for and to celebrate today! Thank You God for sending us Your Son. Thank You for becoming of the flesh, like us, in order to save us. Thank You for sacrificing Your Son to give us eternal life. Thank You God for this incredible time in our lives and in the history of humankind. Thank You for Your everlasting and unconditional love.
God is always with us. Today is a wonderful way to celebrate God’s love for us! Even if you’ve been away from church or if you stopped going (or never went at all), you can decide today to be grateful to God, and give thanks for Jesus. You can do this in the quiet of your home or celebrate in public in church, it doesn’t matter. Deepen your gratitude practice by adding God into it. I have changed the way that I write my three daily gratitudes, as I felt that I was not including God. I start my sentences with: Thank you God for …… and write at least three specific things that I am grateful for from the past day. Believe it or not, I was inspired by my daughter’s gratitude practice, as she starts her gratitude with ‘Merci mon Dieu’ (thank you my God). I decide that if she was going to include God in her thanks that I would do the same.
Our words are very powerful and whether we say them or write them, they carry a lot of weight. Our words come from our thoughts; Proverbs 4:23 says ‘Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.’ It’s become more and more important for me to be true to my faith in my words and to be aligned with my thoughts and my writing. It has costs me subscribers and I knew that was a risk when I decided to include God in my blog posts. I have faith that others will find this blog as there is a need for female Christian writers. And I hope that my own journey to faith through gratitude will inspire others to start or move forward on their own personal path. If you know someone who would value receiving these daily blog posts, here is the link to subscribe.
Happy Easter everyone, no matter how you celebrate today, enjoy this day and the gift of another day, here on earth to make a difference.