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When I think of this Thanksgiving, I just think of all the INCREDIBLE things God has done for my family and I. Let me just testify for a second.

He has HEALED my mother of stage 3 breast cancer. He has made a FINANCIAL way for my brother to finish his LAST year of undergraduate at Campbellsville University. He has TAKEN away ALL of my debt by giving me strength to juggle FIVE jobs this year! Most importantly, God has given me peace of mind in the midst of the day to day chaos that may present itself.

So, now I want you, yes YOU, to think about just 5 different things you can be grateful to God about in this season. Your gratitude will usher in the storehouse of blessings God has reserved JUST for you. One sister recently in my church said to me, “Marlene, God has a storage room with your NAME on it. That space is opened when God deems it right and timely to open it for you!"

She continued and said with reverence, “God wants to REALLY know that when he blesses you with this or even that, YOU will still SEEK HIM. You will still long to be in his presence, to still be found at the feet of Jesus as Mary was.”

This sister imparted to me that, another layer of TRUSTING in what God knows, is knowing that he TRULY knows what's best for me and IN HIS TIMING he will truly do it. In the meantime, even in my waiting, even in the increase of my patience, I am wanting to GIVE THANKS to such a faithful father! So I encourage you, my family of God, let's all COUNT our blessings and GIVE THANKS with a GRATEFUL HEART to our father, this holiday season.

Weekly Scripture

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18

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