Happy Positive Thinking Day!
by Jen AlLee
I enjoy those weird holidays that seem to inhabit every day of the year. For example, today is National Peanut Day. It is also Scooby Doo's birthday. (Rappy rithday to roo!) And, last but not least, it is Positive Thinking Day.
Positive Thinking Day. It sounds a little woo-woo and Pollyanna, doesn't it? But in reality, positive thinking is right in line with God's best for us. Check this out...
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,
in everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NKJV
In one of our recent posts, we were talking about doing chores that we didn't like. I believe it was Deb who shared that her grandmother taught her to take joy in doing the dishes, because it meant that they'd been blessed with food to eat. That's the kind of positive, thankful heart that God wants us to have.
Today, I'm thankful that I've been tied up trying to buy a short-sale house for the last ten months. You see, God just showed my family a better house. The house He has for us. But it wasn't available ten months ago. Apparently, we were a bit ahead of His timing, so He had to slow us down. And I'm so thankful He did!
So how about you? On Positive Thinking Day, is there something others might consider a negative that you've found a blessing in? What are you thankful for? A loving family? A roof over your head? The fact that this post is unusually short? :+} Share with us and we'll rejoice together!
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