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Prayer for our Kids Day 30 – Gratitude

“Help my children to live lives that overflow with thankfulness, giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Colossians 2:7; Ephesians 5:20).

gratitude line emptyThe thing that continues to stand out to me as I read over those verses is the importance of giving thanks in ALL circumstances and most importantly being thankful to Father. Always being thankful is a pretty hard thing to do. At times I’ve caught myself thinking I was doing a pretty good job at it, but then when I sit back to really look at my life I usually see that I, I fact, am most grateful when things in life are good. Even if I am generally thankful in harder times, that thanksgiving is usually followed by requests. Is that true gratitude if I’m not content in the situation, but asking for Father to help change the circumstances? I don’t think it is. My prayer today is that we will be prayerful about a true heart change, that will allow Father to work in us and that we will truly be thankful in whatever situation we face.

Father does ask anything of us that he hasn’t gone before us and done first. I feel like we should have the same expectations for our kids. We can’t expect them to be thankful if we are not being an example of it first. While we’re praying for our kids let’s be more prayerfully conscience of our actions as we live out a Godly example for them.

Guest post- Rachel Theobald

Donation ‘Thank You’ from Kiwi Pastor

 

Donation Thank you from Kate Cremisino on Vimeo

I received this video thank you on Facebook just a bit ago. How stinkin’ exciting to think that our resources can be gathered, transmitted, distributed, and operating with such speed and precision. What a blessing it is to be a blessing to friends and fellow kingdom-subjects down-under.

“Castle Rock Bible Church in Colorado donated money our way to help people here after our recent earthquake. So far we have used some of that money to donate goods to this relief effort through Grace Vineyard Church, which has a set up a food/supply bank at the beach campus, in a badly-affected area. This is a THANK YOU from the beach campus pastor, Sam Harvey. “