“One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
And I will meditate on your wonderful works.”
– Psalm 145:4-5 (NIV)
Daily Meditation: Psalm 145, Colossians 3:12-17
We women constantly need to judge between what is legitimately a need and what is simply a want. Often the lines are blurry, but there’s no doubt about one thing that every woman absolutely, positively must have: gratitude.
To begin with, gratitude fuels our faith. When we choose to “meditate on your wonderful works” (because we know they truly are wonderful), our faith increases.
Gratitude also helps us believe our heavenly Father’s promises because we remember what we are grateful for, and as a result, we become strong. What’s more, gratitude makes us attractive. We smile, we praise others, and we laugh. Who doesn’t want to be around someone like that?
And gratitude makes us wise, for we know whose we are, what we are, and where we are going. As I said, having an attitude of gratitude is a must!
“Of all the attitudes, we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important
and by far the most life changing.”
– Zig Ziglar
Expressing gratefulness makes me feel rich in every way. I think that is what God intended. Living with thankfulness and joy brings hope to my heart and brightens every step of my path!
Let’s let 2019 be the year we grow closer to the Lord and become the fearless, strong, and faithful woman we are meant to be in Him! In Be Fearless, Julie Clinton provides a scripturally-sound guide for finding freedom, purpose, joy… and fearlessness. Be Fearless is now available in our store! https://www.aacc.net/product/be-fearless/ Consider working through Be Fearless with another extraordinary woman or group this year!
Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.