Ways to be More Content

Bible Verses for Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

Creating an environment where a grateful heart can thrive.

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  Living in a world where being grateful seems to be a way of the past makes me sad.  I strive daily to be thankful for everything God has blessed me with, and the list is certainly abundant!

   Here I am going to share some awesome Bible verses for a grateful heart. I’m starting with my life verse, the verse I’ve chosen to live by, and it’s just a wonderful verse.

   7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 1st Tim 6: 7,8 KJV

   Simply put, you were born with nothing, you’ll take nothing into eternity with you, as long as you’re fed and clothed, be happy! I love this! Now days people complain about not having the silliest things, ugh! Other people are praying for what you have, silly! Be grateful!

  The next one is good for those with the “wants”, you know the type, always wanting something new and shiny.

   11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am in, therewith to be content. Phil 4:11 KJV

   There’s that word again: content. I think God’s trying to tell us to be grateful with what He gives us.

   Oh, now here’s a good one! If this doesn’t give you peace and comfort…. well it just should!

   12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

   Wow! When we just ask God to forgive us, He removes our sin as far as the east is from the west (never ending!) and remembers it no more. That should make you very grateful (especially if you’re like me and have to ask many, many, many times for the same darn thing!). That kind of forgiveness my friends, is like none other on Earth. I mean, come on, I’ll forgive you….but…..I kinda sorta tuck it away and remember it forever and always (sorry!). That’s human nature, we cannot forgive the way our Heavenly Father does, no way. He loves us like no other.

   And finally- the last- but certainly not least, being thankful!

   6 Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6,7

   Always be thankful! God blesses us so richly,  and not a one of us are truly worthy of the sacrifice He made just for us.

   I hope all have a very Blessed week ahead! I am thankful for all who visit with me here, I’d love to hear from you! God Bless!

 

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Sewing Fun

Super Simple Burlap Flag

   Okay so I have been seeing all these cute burlap flags and decided to make one. I just bought a few yards of burlap fabric and used some fabric paint for this simple flag.DSC_0014

 

   I just used a 12 x 18 inch piece of burlap, frayed it just a bit around the edges (by pulling the strings out at the edges), then sewed around the edges with some heavy duty thread. I created a casing at the top about 1/2 inch wide so it would slide onto my flag holder. I then used a large size Sharpie to trace around an oval cut out I had, then painted the oval a teal color, traced an R in the middle of that, painted it in with a burnt orange color. I then freehanded the Est. 1994, (which kind of looks like a little kid did it. but it’s all good) in black paint. 

   I think it turned out okay for a first attempt at using the burlap. I am working on another flag that requires a bit more sewing, so watch for that hopefully soon. 

   Sometimes I have these great expectations (okay almost all the time –  I am like Clark W Griswold with my overly enthusiastic expectations) and then things do not turn out as I had expected. This flag is case in point, it turned out fine, but not the great expectation I had in my mind. I think in life this happens to us often and we lose sight of the reason we do things to begin with. So, I will just say, I was joyful in the process and that is what really counts. 

   Feeling more content as I am closing this out. I thank God daily for the many blessings in my life. May you all enjoy the blessings God sends your way!! God bless!