Everyday and a thousand times a day I have a choice of what my attitude will be… will I be thankful or will I grumble? I’m realizing that the bottom line of each choice is how much I trust God. The more I trust Him, knowing who is He is and knowing His loving heart, the more I more I can give thanks because I trust that every day is a day that He has made that I can rejoice and be glad in.
One of my favorite verses is Psalms 118:24. It’s a verse that I’ve known all my life but lately I’ve been thinking about whether I live like it’s true! I started in this Psalm by reading and marking the phrases that stood out to me with a pen and colored pencils and then used a variety of stickers to pull the main ideas into the margin.
I love old papers and books and am always looking for ways to use them in my Bible and other paper-crafting projects. This page that I tore from an old book is perfect for this verse – I think the girl looks like she is running with such happiness and eagerness – just like I should be encountering every day! To give a little more sturdiness to the page and to give myself a place to write some thoughts, I glued it to a piece of vintage ledger paper, cut it out, and used washi tape to make it a flap in my Bible.
Lately I’ve heard many people say that they long for the “good old days” but I think that’s futile – those days are gone – TODAY is the day the Lord has given us and we can rejoice in it. It takes discipline to give thanks every DAY and in every THING but as I trust God more and more, it becomes more of a habit and really opens my eyes to the blessings that God gives every day. Someday today will be the “good old days” so I’m determined to live it to the fullest as I walk with Him.
By the way, some days are just full of trials and hardships, but because I know God, I know His heart, and I trust Him, I can be thankful then, too. It’s not hard to give thanks on the good days, but developing the habit of a thankful heart makes it easier to thank Him on the hard days, too.
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible | Bella Blvd/Illustrated Faith mat, pen, and word stickers | Crate Paper sticker | Amy Tangerine alphabet stickers | October Afternoon stickers | Basic Grey stickers | old Little Yellow Bicycle border stickers | Shimelle date stamp