Thankful Thursday – Don’t forget to say thank you!

Thankful Thursday 10.15.15 – Don’t forget to say thank you!

Happy Thursday friends! I hope this blog finds you doing well.

I don’t know about you, but when I find myself going through a struggle, it does not take me long to ask for help. Some people may reach out to a friend or family member, some people pray. The thing I want us to think about today, are we just as quick to say thank you, as we are to ask for help?

“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” Psalms 107:1-2

These two verses tell us that when we experience an answered prayer, or when we overcome some kind of hardship, we should tell someone about it. When we experience that kind of victory in our life, it is worth talking about.

I can tell you that God has done so much for me, and it’s hard to not tell someone about it. When you recognize how blessed you are, it changes how you respond to things. I really believe that gratitude changes everything.

So today, on this Thankful Thursday I want to give a shout out to Jesus for being so good to me! If I were to literally try and count my blessings, I would not have time to do anything else. This morning when I got up to go to the gym my feet hurt, but I’m so thankful that I even have the capacity to be able to stand up on my own two feet! I am thankful for the opportunity that God has given to me to encourage others. The hope I have is worth talking about, and my prayer for you today is that you are encouraged somehow.

If you are struggling today, it’s good to reach out and ask for help. It’s good to pray and ask God to intervene. He is more mindful of you than you may realize friend, just don’t forget to say thank you when God brings you through! Don’t forget to tell someone how you overcame.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Don't forget to share something that you are thankful for on this Thankful Thursday. Blessings!

-jimmy akers

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