SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” –1 Thessalonians 5:18(NIV)

To help you achieve and maintain a new level of contentment in your life, I encourage you to use some of your quiet time with God to make a list of everything you have to be thankful for. It should be a long list, one that includes little things as well as big things.

Why should it belong? Because we all have a lot of things to be thankful for, and we’ll see them if we look for them. Get out a piece of paper and start listing things you have to be thankful for. Keep the list and add to it frequently. Make it a point to think about and thank God for whatever you might be doing throughout the day. You can only learn the power of thankfulness by practising it intentionally. When you meditate on what you have to be grateful for every day and verbalize it to God, it will be amazingly helpful to your thought life and heart.



“In the time of My favour I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” – 2 Corinthians 6:2

When you look back on your life, there are certain highlights that tend to stand out – great moments in your life.

The truth is that every day could be a great day in your life if only you appreciated the present and passing moment. Every day is a new birth, with new prospects and opportunities that fall to you from the loving hand of God, so that you can live.

Cherish your memories, but appreciate the importance and wonderful possibilities of today. Accept every moment of every day as a gift of grace from the hand of God and utilize it fully. Then every day will be a great day.


When I am confused and surrounded by darkness, I know that You will deliver me. You are great and good and do not scorn my feeble prayers. Thank You for Your constant presence. Amen.