i’m thankful for the sunshine we’ve been having. even though it’s flipping freezing and my legs are still frozen from my walk to work, i am thankful that it’s not rainy and grey. 

i’m a natural optimist. positivity is listed as my second highest strength according to the strengths finder test but as those rainy and grey days take over the calendar i find my sunny self slowly sinking… i am thankful for reminders that i don’t have to stay there.

earlier this year i started reading Jesus Calling…wow, just wow. i have never come across such a fresh and real devotional. a couple weeks ago this particular one tugged at my heart and i knew i had to share it…

This is the day that I have made! As you rejoice in this day of life, it will yield up to you precious gifts and beneficial training. Walk with Me along the high road of thanksgiving, and you will find all the delights I have made ready for you.

To protect your thankfulness, you must remember that you reside in a fallen world, where blessings and sorrows intermingle freely. A constant focus on adversity defeats many Christians. They walk through a day that is brimming with beauty and brightness, seeing only the grayness of their thoughts. Neglecting the practice of giving thanks has darkened their minds. How precious are My children who remember to thank Me at all times. They can walk through the darkest days with Joy in their hearts because they know that the Light of My Presence is still shining on them. Rejoice in this day that I made, for I am your steadfast Companion.

                                              -Jesus Calling (November 26th)

my prayer is that God would open your eyes to see the beauty and brightness of the day. no matter how grey your circumstance is, may He fill you with the Light of His Presence and bring you hope and peace.