Thursday Thanks Tank

(a time to intentionally redirect my gaze and give testimony to the ways God blesses me)

I spoke briefly last Thursday about the sacrifice of praise. 

"Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name." Hebrews 13:15 ESV

I am keenly aware of the way I currently look on paper. How the numbers DO NOT add up. How my month is exceeding my wealth financially. I have gotten more "no's" than the one "yes" I have longed to hear.

Yet in all this, I know that I know God is still Who He says He is. God can STILL do what He says He can do. I am still who He says I am. His Word is STILL alive and active in me, my life, and in that of those lives around me who believe in Him, too. 

So, though at moments throughout ALL of the last few days, weeks, and yes, months now since I have been employed in a full time fashion, I have felt slayed, abandoned, isolated, lonely, even fearful -- I can say again today.

Yet will I trust Him.

He still fills my tank with thanks. 

Four years ago today I embarked on a journey that completely changed the trajectory of my life. I followed that path to a freedom I couldn't see, provided in a way I'd never have imagined it would come. I am not the same person I was July 25, 2015. I wake up today with thanksgiving in my heart at all God has done for me in the past four years, and for that reason alone I can courageously say He will continue to provide for me.

Here's how He's filling my tank with thanks this week:
  • He's reminding me of His past faithfulness.
  • He's allowing me to walk back through my past to the very beginning and revealing ways He has always been there for me, paving my path, making me into the woman who sits here compelled to spill forth words with a tap, tap, tapping on the keyboard.
  • He's removing my fear by putting me in a place where I have no choice but to trust Him and proclaim His faithfulness to all around me.
  • He's lovingly keeping me in a peaceful place where fear is quelled and comfort abounds, regardless of how the circumstances may look to the bystanders.
  • He's pressing me forward on a path to my truest self, the one I was created to be before I ever knew the light of day.
  • He's brought tangible reminders of His presence in rainbows, in sunsets, in comments from friends and family, and through the gift of His Word.
Again, my situation may look bleak from a societal perspective. 

All I know for sure as this day unfolds is this.

I am still BELIEVING God!

Please join me in the comments and let me know one way God is filling your tank today!

Leaving a trail of beauty~



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