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15 Day Thanksliving Challenge

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November 15, 2014 / By / , , , , , , , / 1 Comment

Last year, I did a 30 day challenge in November.  We spent the entire month focusing on cultivating thankful hearts.  

This year, I felt like something a little more specific, a little more impacting was needed.  This year, it’s only 15 days, and many of these days call us to an action.  I love the title thanksLIVING–it’s from our ladies event at church.  It’s not just about picking one thing a day to be thankful for–we need to show we are thankful, right?  This year, we are walking the walk AND talking the talk! :)  I believe this 15 day challenge/devotional will impact your life dramatically!!

I’d love to kick this thing off by saying our actions always come from a truth embedded in our hearts.  In order to be thankful, we must have a proper perspective.  We need the intentions of our heart to be authentic, full and true.  Some people say the glass is half empty, while others say it’s half full.  Someone else said to just ask God to fill that baby up all the way!  :)  

I’d love for our perspectives to zoom out a little.  We get caught up in the frenzy of life, and forget how blessed we really are.  Sometimes, a little perspective brings everything into focus and gives clarity.  Today, before you begin DAY 1 (that’s today!), I’d encourage you to ask God to see things the way He does.  Let that be your prayer.  It makes all the difference.  Then, we run all we see through this filter:

“Finally brethren {my dear brothers and sisters}, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble {honorable}, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are good report, if there is any virtue {excellent}, if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate {fix your thoughts} on these things.”  Philippians 4:8, {words in these from the NLT version}

Think of yourself as a bodyguard or bouncer.  Any thought that doesn’t fit into the above list, show it the door.  This will keep anything from stealing our peace!  This also prevents any thankfulness thievery.  This helps us stay the course, but it also changes the way we see things.  When we ask God for His perspective, we begin to see people and circumstances the way they really are.  And from this place comes a WEALTH of thankfulness, or what God calls true riches.  Gratitude comes from the inside out.  

So let’s start our 15-day journey from that place.  Ready? 

You can download it for free here: thanksliving 

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Just fold it in half, and post it somewhere you’ll see it in the mornings!   Check back each day for a little tidbit of encouragement.  Please let me know how it goes!

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