Monday, November 16, 2009

Take Time to be Thankful

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2 (NIV)
We live in a busy, noisy world which causes our minds to run a race with the pace getting faster and faster. This makes it difficult to devote oneself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
The Hebrew word "Yada" means "to know", indicating an intimate relationship with the God of the universe. It has to do with His Presence. "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name" (Psalm 100:4- NKJV).
This month, take time to be thankful for every blessing God has given you. Challenge yourself to find a quiet, private place to enter into the holy presence of God and spend time in thoughtful praise and thanksgiving to Him and allow a time of silence for God to respond with His love for you...a Yada time of love and devotion.
Prayer: Thank you God for saving my soul. You bless me in so many ways every day, and I am so thankful that You are in my heart. I pray that my attitude is grateful, and that I always have a thankful heart.
God bless you this Thanksgiving season!

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