Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Being Thankful 365 Days of the Year By Liz M.

Being Thankful 365 Days of the Year

By Liz M.

This devotional is designed to help people be thankful. I learned from personal experience that when you're thankful it also improves your mood more than if you think of the negative things which just make you grouchy.

Step 1: Read the Bible verse for today

Step 2: Write all the things you are thankful for

Step 3: Think of a few people you are thankful for and write them down

Step 4: Read about thankful people

Step 5: Write the answer for the questions for the day (you might want to write your thoughts about them in a journal.)

Step 6: Pray and write thanking God for everything He gave you

*To continue this idea, you might want to keep a notebook that fits into your pocket so you can write your thankfulness down so you won't forget, and then you can write them all down in one place

Day 1

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
(Psalm 95:2)

What are You Thankful for Today?

Who are You Thankful for Today?

Thankful Person for the Day: Fanny Crosby

On March 24, 1820 Fanny Crosby was born to John and Mercy Crosby,and they were very happy. But that happiness was cut short when six week old Fanny became very sick. The treatment the doctor gave her eventually made her blind. To make matters worse when she was only a year old her father died. Fanny's grandma, Eunice Crosby, came and helped Fanny �see' and learn things so when she was about eight she could recognize the meadow lark, the mocking bird, the redheaded woodpecker, the robin, the red-winged blackbird, the song sparrow, the goldfinch, the yellow wobbler,and the wren, and learned to ride horseback. Also when she was eight she wrote a poem which showed that she was content and thankful as she was.

Oh, what a happy soul am I!

Although I cannot see

I am resolved that in the world

Contented I must be.

How many blessings I enjoy

That other people don't;

To weep and sigh because I'm blind

I cannot and I won't!

Fanny grew up to write famous songs such as: "Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Savior," Praise Him! Praise Him!" Blest Assurance, Jesus is Mine!" "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," and "Saved by Grace." But that poem and the desire to be content and thankful is what started it all. americas-hymn-queen-11630385.html


How would you have reacted if the same thing that happened to Fanny happened to you?

If you were to write a poem like Fanny's, what would your disability be?

What would the bright side be?

How can you apply Fanny's poem to your life?

What does it mean to be content?


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