Grateful and Thankful

Embracing November…

Can gratitude change us?

The Hebrew term for gratitude is hakarat ha’tov, which literally translated is: “recognizing the good.”

Gratitude is an attitude in the garden of our heart. Gratitude initiates appreciation, for today. Gratitude can be planted. Like other good seed, when planted in good ground, gratitude is guaranteed to grow. Gratitude will grow if you determine to prepare your (soul) soil, watch over your (heart) garden. Once we become tenders and growers, we are instructed to share and sow seed for others, in their garden.

Recognize the good today and thank The Lord for it.

*Excerpt from poem Grateful and Thankful

Grateful and Thankful

With praise I found the key
Gratitude fanned into flame
Because when we are grateful
We bring honor to Your Name

I thank You Lord my Savior
From the bottom of my heart
May my gratitude never be silent
From beginning of new days start

And as my day progresses
Should life begin to unravel
Remind me again of Your love
As along life’s road we travel

If not for Your untold goodness
And love for all lost sinners
We wouldn’t have had a chance
Because we once were all beginners

Remind us to be examples
With unending Gratitude
Because The Father sees our heart
Evident by our attitude

@ laurette laster 2018

Is it a coincidence? Of course not. In nearly every prayer in Judaism, devout prayers begin with, “blessed are You, Lord, our God…/ Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu”. In Hebrew, bracha (which means blessing) sharing the same root with the word for knee – berech.
When we say a prayer and a blessing (bow) on our knees before God, we are in a position of gratitude.

I’ve chosen the Passion Bible for these verses. Indeed it is privilege to worship our Creator.

“And realize what this really means— we have the privilege of worshiping Yahweh our God. For He is our Creator and we belong to Him. We are the people of His pleasure. You can pass through His open gates with the password of praise. Come right into His presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to Him and affectionately bless His beautiful name! For Yahweh is always good and ready to receive you. He’s so loving that it will amaze you— so kind that it will astound you! And He is famous for His faithfulness toward all. Everyone knows our God can be trusted, for He keeps His promises to every generation!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:3-5‬ ‭TPT‬‬

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

4 thoughts on “Grateful and Thankful”

  1. This was a great blessing to me this morning, Laurette! I truly needed the encouragement it brought to me. As we get older, we are sometimes plagued with certain things, for instance health issues, and insecurities that we never had to deal with in our younger days. When I am troubled by anxiety and fear for the future by Satan, hereafter I will strike back at him with this Quote you wrote above: “I am a woman loved by God, Redeemed by His Grace. Living to show and share the love of Jesus to others.” Now! Get behind me Satan!!
    Love in Christ Jesus, our Savior and Lord,

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    1. Oh Jane, my sweet precious friend, thank you for these kind words and for sharing your struggles. You have and are a light in this dark world. Yes, we have an enemy who wants to distract us. But!!! We know we have and serve a God who is FAITHFUL, MERCIFUL, KIND AND HE LOVES US! So much so He sent His Son to die for us, and Jesus did it, all for us. I’m going to put a link here for a song I love. I love you too ❤️❤️. Maybe we can get together next week.
      Click on this link. https://youtu.be/YVpBKjHmJ8U


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