Gratitude Challenge Day 13

Pray: Dear Heavenly Father, what a precious gift we are given in each day. Yet most days seem to slip by, without much notice. We tend to get wrapped up in our schedules and our disappointments. We forget the gift we have been given with each new day. Lord, today we ask You to help us live this day out with the love of Jesus. Help us to give You the time that You deserve, help us to give our families the attention they deserve, and help us to be a light in the world around us. God, today and every day, we want to make the most of the 86,400 seconds we were given. Each moment is a gift. Each moment is time we can’t get back. Help us to live in the present moment, enjoying the gifts You have placed before us. We aim to make the most of our time. Living life with joy, love, and peace. All thanks to You, because You are our precious Father, who gave us this gift. You are amazing, Lord. Our souls sing, “How great Thou art!” It is in Jesus’ most precious name that we pray, Amen.

Practice Gratitude: What are you thankful for? I am thankful for the 86,400 seconds we received today. I am thankful for a new opportunity to live life with joy, love, and peace. And I am thankful for my family and friends.

Praise. Here is today’s song! Enjoy! How Great Thou Art performed by Hillsong United and Lauren Daigle

Please share in the comments if today’s reading spoke to you. Or you may add a prayer, your gratitude list, praise, etc.

© 2020 Bridget A. Thomas

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17 Comments on “Gratitude Challenge Day 13

  1. I love love love Lauren Daigle!! She’s one of my favorite Christian artist. I missed out on seeing her in concert here a few years ago. Her concert was sold out.

    I love the song “How Great Thou Art”! The words are quite meaningful to my heart. I’m so thankful for my 86,400 seconds God gives me each day.

    My challenge has been and continues to be overwhelming myself. I read what I wrote 2 years ago. I was working then and had a problem saying no. I’m now retired and still struggle with overwhelming myself. I’m reminded of Mary and Martha. I’m such a Martha. I know!!! But I’m praying God will give me wisdom to know when I should say no. We need Martha’s because many things would go uncompleted…but the Martha’s of the world need to learn – pace yourself, pace yourself, pace yourself (maybe repeating it 3 times will get it into my mind 😁)

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    • I love Lauren Daigle too! And this beloved hymn! As a matter of fact, “How Great Thou Art” is my cell phone’s ringtone! I hope and pray we each can make the most of our 86,400 seconds – today and every day. I do understand what you mean about being a Martha and finding it difficult to say “no.” We need to find the right balance, with the Lord’s help. Thanks for sharing, Renee! ❤️


  2. I was just saying to my husband last night, we need to use our time wisely because we can’t get it back especially these years with our children still in our home.

    I just finished praying to God regarding I’m thankful for WordPress and the fact that we can be so open and honest and freely share our faith!! I’m hearing other social media platforms are deleting messages/posts which are faith-based. Praise God that isn’t the case here!!🙏❤️
    Great praise-post, friend!!

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  3. Each day is such a gift and I have often and more so recently thought about using our God given time more wisely.
    I love today’s song.
    I am thankful for the time He blesses us with. For giving us a purpose within His bigger plan and For choosing to reside in us.
    Blessings my friend 💙

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    • I agree! I want to remember that every day really is a gift from God. I want to live each moment for His honor and glory. I really love the things you said you were thankful for. So beautiful! Blessings to you, dear friend!! ❤️

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  4. Being present is something that I am trying to focus on. I find that even when I’m in a new experience, I don’t always let that in. It’s almost as if I have blinders on to guard from something. But the thing is, is that I’m most thankful when new experiences occur. Allowing my mind to be present and truly feel and appreciate what is going on around me is the goal. I’m thankful for being self aware enough to recognize that I can shift my mindset to being present. I’m thankful for the Autumn and Winter seasons. And I’m thankful for the comforts of having certain things around you that make life easier and more enjoyable.

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    • I know exactly what you mean!! I am the same way. Even something like going on vacation, I don’t feel that I am fully absorbing and appreciating it while I am there. So I am with you, I want to try to be more present and aware in each situation. And I totally agree with what you said you were thankful for! 🍂🍁

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  5. Thank you. Bridget, you are the second person, today, to remind me to be grateful for the gifts the Lord has placed before me. I thanked him, too. I’m grateful for the food I eat, a place to sleep, and for all the things God gives me.

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  6. At the end of my days of living, will I ask God for more, because I did not use the time he gave me wisely? I pray to be a better steward of my time, treasure, and talents. I am grateful for all these entails. But first I am grateful for the very breath I breathe, without it, I can do nothing. thank you for opening up this platform to declare our gratitude1

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