Thankful Thursday 9-19-19

Thankful Thursday challenges me to find gratitude throughout my week, my day, and even each small moment. There are days when this act is like breathing. It comes simply, easily, and naturally. Other days, I find my gaze casts downward. My thoughts focus on me. In these moments, it is good for me to remember: I am God’s child.

I like to think of my favorite verse: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matt. 6:21) God is my treasure. He is waiting for me to lift my eyes to Him. To look for Him in my surrounding and day. Gems of goodness tucked in the moment to come (if we are looking for it!)

It is a bit like getting to go on a treasure hunt each and every day! What fun! Need help going on your own treasure hunt? Here is a list of ideas to help you look for gratitude. (*I am thankful to have found this wonderful list on Facebook shared by Mindful Christianity Today.)

Find something:

  1. that makes you happy.
  2. to give someone else to make them smile.
  3. you love to smell.
  4. you enjoy looking at.
  5. that is your favorite color.
  6. you are thankful for in nature.
  7. that you can use to make a gift for someone.
  8. that is useful for you.

You can search for one item each day or if you are feeling really inspired, complete the list every day! Find your inner kid and become a treasure hunter. As you begin to fill your treasure chest of gratitude, pause for a moment to allow the light of God to shine through onto these gems. They will gleam and sparkle lightening up your life and your spirit.

Blessings to you!

9-19-19 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.