Psalm 40:16 esv

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It is easy to take blessings for granted.
We may think we deserve all the good we have in our lives.
But we are blessed only because of God’s great mercy and grace.
Praise the Lord. Exalt Him.
Give God the Glory.

Are you taking your blessings for granted?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

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Psalm 40:5 niv

wonders

God has plans and purposes for us.
What He has done, is doing and will do we cannot imagine.
We have an awesome God!

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

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Zephaniah 3:17 esv

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God rejoices with gladness and singing over us.
He saved us and He celebrates our salvation.

 Have you thought about God expressing joy and gladness for us?
Do you rest in His love as He delights in you?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Romans 5:3 nlt

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This is a tough one, rejoicing as we suffer.
When we read this we can see that whatever we suffer
there is a reason for it, it is not just happenstance.
I don’t think we are to rejoice in the sufferings themselves
but in what they produce, perseverance.
There are rewards when we bear our pains with rejoicing hearts.

I can’t say I humbly accept the trials and tribulations I face
but I am learning to rejoice in the midst of them.

How do you rejoice in spite of your sufferings?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Psalm 9:2 niv

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Let us be happy people filled with joy not only because of what God has done
but because of who He is, our LORD.
Let’s praise Him without reservations or restraints;
let’s open our hearts and let the praises be heard.

I tend to be quiet and reserved in my ways but I am learning to be more like
 sunflowers and always look to the Son with obvious delight.

Is your happiness and joy in the Lord obvious to those around you?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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