Stay grateful even with the blessing

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Good morning Beautiful!  We’ve been talking about gratitude this week and the focus has been on being grateful even through difficulty.  But what about being grateful through the blessing.  It’s interesting how you have to be aware of both ends of the spectrum – from challenges all the way to blessings, favor and miracles, the key to gratitude no matter what is BALANCE.

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God wants you to have a spirit of positive expectation.  The instruction, as we reviewed yesterday, is not to worry.  On the flip side, you also must know how to remain humble when your positive expectations are fulfilled.  When I pledged my sorority in college, our big sisters warned us about remaining humble.  They told us not to let the excitement of the moment go to your head or change who we were.  The same applies to us when we are blessed by God.  Your season of blessing that you’ll receive will overwhelm you with gratitude, and you must stay grateful.

For a moment, right now, just imagine what you’ve been praying for coming to reality.  Imagine experiencing that blessing and think about how it will feel.  Close your eyes and see it happening in your life.  Are you smiling? 🙂 This blessing will be what you asked for and more.  When God gives it to you, He wants you to remain grateful.  You’ll need to commit in your heart to:

1.  Keep (and even increase!) your daily prayer and devotion practice going regularly

2.  Stay involved in ministry at your church, and continue to be in relationship with other Believers

3.  Keep being gracious with the people who are still dealing with the thing that you’ve been delivered from – don’t judge or be harsh

4.  Keep taking moments throughout the day to express your gratitude to God for WHO He is, not just WHAT He’s done

5.  Remain more attached to God than you do to your blessing – keep God first, and don’t let the blessing become your idol

These are just a few things that you should focus on while anticipating your blessing, so you’ll be ready for it when it arrives!  God blesses those who are prepared to receive the blessing, and He blesses those who will remain humble and full of gratitude after the blessing arrives.

Foundational Scripture for Today:  “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

Erin Marie is a passionate lover of Jesus Christ, bestselling Author, compelling Speaker & Founder of BeautifulWildFree. She personally embraces a purpose of empowering women to rediscover their beauty, purpose and sense of self through a love-encounter with Christ. Connect with her online via Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter: @bwfwoman

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