Gratitude Challenge Day 30

Pray: Dear Heavenly Father, there is so much we want to say to You today. Our hearts are overflowing with love for You. You have taught us so much this month. You have shown us how You are always there for us. You have shown us that You are always working behind the scenes in our lives. You have reminded us that You are our fortress, our refuge, our rest, our Shepherd, our provider, our source, and our comforter. We have felt Your unfailing love and meticulous care in our lives every day over the past several weeks. We are so very thankful for You and for the abundance of blessings You shower upon us. But even without the blessings, our cup still overflows because of Your steadfast love. Even if we had nothing else, You are enough. These past thirty days have been such a joy and a treasure to us. We have loved spending more time with You, in prayer, gratitude, and praise. We have felt more peace and love in our lives. We have seen that even when things go wrong in our days, we still have so much to be thankful for. So that is why we are choosing prayer, gratitude, and praise as lifelong practices. We want to continue on this beautiful journey, with You by our sides. Thank You, Lord, for opening our hearts in a new way this month. As we step forward and continue to navigate this journey, help us to remember that we have a choice. Help us to remember that gratitude, optimism, and love are decisions we can make every day from now on. Help us to remember to turn to You in prayer and in praise, even when we don’t feel like it, because there is power in prayer and praise. And help us to remember that every day is a gift from You, Lord. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray, Amen.

Practice Gratitude: I have so much to be thankful for today as we wrap up this challenge. I am so thankful for the gratitude challenge. I am truly thankful for those of you who walked with me on this journey. I am thankful for the simple fact that we can choose gratitude each day of our lives. I am thankful for all the things that the Lord has taught us this month. I am thankful for our Father’s unfailing love and care. I am thankful to have Jesus in my life, because He is enough. I am thankful for the practices of prayer, gratitude, and praise, which draw our hearts closer to God. I am thankful to know that no matter what, God is always there. What are you thankful for?

Praise: Here is today’s song! Enjoy! Yes I Will by Vertical Worship

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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13 Comments on “Gratitude Challenge Day 30

  1. Thank you for taking this journey with me. What a blessing!! I’m grateful for the ability to chose gratitude over so many negative emotions. Life can be hard, but God is good!! He sees all, knows all, and will judge in perfect knowledge…unlike us.

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    • And thank you, Renee, for encouraging me to hold this challenge, and also for staying by my side throughout the month. You are a blessing to me and to many others. Yes, God is good, all the time! ❤️

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  2. I am so thankful that you did this challenge so I could be a part of it.
    I am thankful for you and for this opportunity God has given us to connect and spur and encourage each other in our journeys.
    I am reminded today to also be thankful for setbacks- there is usually a reason for it that God wants us to reflect and learn from.
    Like you and Renee said I am thankful too that we can choose gratitude over other negative emotions.
    Blessings to you and a big virtual hug 🤗.

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    • I am so thankful for you and the fact that you walked beside me every day on this journey. I know you are busy, yet you still joined in every single day. You truly are a blessing!
      I agree. I too am thankful that we can connect this way, and encourage each other. What a blessing to have friends we can learn and grow with, even when we are half a world away!
      Very good point about setbacks. We do not like them under normal circumstances. But you’re right, we have to trust God and His plan.
      Aw thank you, Manu! Blessings and a big virtual hug to you too, dear friend! ❤️🤗

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  3. I cannot believe how fast this went! Seems to have flown by, but I am so happy you did this again. I’m thankful for you, I’m thankful for this challenge, and I’m thankful for your incredible gifts that God has given you; and I’m thankful that you decided to share them! ✝️☃️👏🎉👏☃️✝️

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    • Yes this month really did fly by! Thank you so much for all the kind words! And I am thankful for you too! I am really thankful you joined in this challenge with me. On your last line “I’m thankful for your incredible gifts that God has given you; and I’m thankful that you decided to share them!” – Aw thank you!!! That made my day!! And right back at you!! I am thankful for your gifts and that you also share them with others. You are a blessing to me!! ❤️☃️❄️📚❄️☃️❤️

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      • Thanks in return!! 😊 You’re a blessing to me also! I am really glad I joined too, it’s been a wonderful journey together! ☃️🎉❤️❄️🎉☃️

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  4. I’m so thankful for this challenge! It has taught me to make a daily habit of sharing what I’m grateful for no matter how big or how small. Thank you for doing this!!

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    • I am so glad you were here for the journey, Michelle! And I am so thankful that God brought us together this way, even though we live hundreds of miles apart! I pray God blesses you and your family always! ❤️

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