Daily Devotional – 9/16/12 “Everyday, be thankful!”

Everyday is a day of thanksgiving. Yes, everyday is a day of thanksgiving and if you don’t have a reason to be thankful let me give you a few.. You’re walking on top of the dirt, you woke up and not only did you wake up but you have sight because you’re reading this, you have your right mind because you understand this, you have the activity of your limbs because you logged into Facebook, you’re blessed because you’re either reading this from a phone, computer, iPad etc., so yes you have a reason to make everyday a day of thanksgiving.

Oh, it’s not enough? Then let me make this thang personal. I woke up this morning with all my family well and with everything that I had on yesterday only better. I still got grandma who could have been gone after losing her only husband of 66 years. I still got my momma when someone’s has been gone for years, I still got my God given parents (my inlaws) who treat me like their own; I still got my husband and someone buried theirs yesterday, I still got my children and someone is saying a final goodbye to theirs; I still got all my sisters when someone lost theirs to breast cancer; I still got all my brothers and someone lost theirs to drugs; I still got all my aunts and uncles and someone has lost theirs to a senseless crime; I still got all my cousins and all my friends after somebody has lost theirs to gossiping! Yes see, everyday is a day of thanksgiving for me. I won’t sit on my praise because God has been too good. Even when I’m still fresh in my grief over granddaddy, I’m still thankful because he could still be here suffering. Baby, you better get a thankful attitude of gratitude because the things you take for granted can be easily taken from you and granted to somebody else!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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