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Jul
2018
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The Way We Start

I’m NOT an early girl. My family works the 2nd shift. We stay late and we get home late. A lot of times, it’s…8…9…10 o’clock at night.

By the time I wind down, it’s usually midnight or 1 o’clock in the morning. So I don’t get up a 5:00 am.

But in the morning, an EASY thing that I do before my feet hit the floor is; I try to think of 10 things that I can be thankful for.

It only takes about 60 seconds, but it sets the tone for my WHOLE DAY! Then I grab my coffee and my Bible.

Psalm 63:1 says, “…Early will I seek You…” 

What’s your “early”? What time do you get up? Maybe you work 3rd shift. Maybe your “early” is 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

I challenge you to start your day with a NEW habit. Put a sticky note next to your bed to remind you… “What can I be thankful for?”

In our brains, those FIRST little baby thoughts are neurogenesis thoughts. They form a channel in our brain and create a path that puts our thoughts in motion.

Whenever we approach God, we’re supposed to come in with praise and THANKFULNESS.

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!” Psalm 95:2 (AMPC)

18% of Americans are on anxiety medication. Being thankful relieves anxiety. Try practicing some contagious thankfulness.

You’re TOO BLESSED to be stressed!

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Keep reading on page 197 of “Hi God, It’s Me Again”, and on page 193 of the Journal & Study Guide.

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Can you list 10 things that you have to be thankful for? How about 5?

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