A THANKFUL HEART

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2 CORINTHIANS 4:15-18

ALL THIS IS FOR YOUR BENEFIT, SO THAT THE GRACE THAT IS REACHING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE MAY CAUSE THANKSGIVING TO OVERFLOW TO THE GLORY OF GOD. THEREFORE WE DO NOT LOSE HEART. THOUGH OUTWARDLY WE ARE WASTING AWAY, YET INWARDLY WE ARE BEING RENEWED DAY BY DAY. FOR OUR LIGHT AND MOMENTARY TROUBLES ARE ACHIEVING FOR US AN ETERNAL GLORY THAT FAR OUTWEIGHS THEM ALL. SO WE FIX OUR EYES NOT ON WHAT IS SEEN, BUT ON WHAT IS UNSEEN. FOR WHAT IS SEEN IS TEMPORARY, BUT WHAT IS UNSEEN IS ETERNAL.

Hi all. I know I just wrote a blog not to long ago but I felt the Lord placing some things on my heart that I knew he was leading me to share with you all, and I thought there was no better time to write this than right now during Thanksgiving weekend.  I promise you all since I’m writing another blog so soon after the last one I will make sure this is short.

During Thanksgiving what is the one thing you hear constantly from people? You hear them talking about what their most thankful for right? if you go on any Twitter, Facebook, Insragram or any other social media page that is out there you will see their loaded with Thankfulness. Which don’t get me wrong it is awesome and I truly do love seeing that.

But my question is, why don’t we see that every day? Why do we need a holiday to express our thanks? Over the past two to three years I have not only gone through a lot in my own life but I have also watched many of my loved ones (family/friends) going through some of the worse and hardest battles you can ever imagine and many of these people have even lost their battles and even lives. I had over ten people with O.I alone who I called my friend whose lives were taken way to soon, and right now at this very moment. I know of another four people who are in the hospital as we speak fighting for their own lives. All that is not counting my own personal battles.

I know you all have to be sick of hearing me talk about this but Im going to again. I live my life never knowing where I am going to be or where life is going to take me. Am I going to wake up my normal happy Jackie self? or am I going to wake up sick? or worse am I not going to wake up at all? or am I going to wake up and learn I have new health issues that maybe I have never dealt with? or will I wake up to find another one of my friends lost their battle to O.I (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) or any disease. Don’t get me wrong I know this is stuff everyone in this world lives with, but for someone like me who is categorized as being terminally ill these kinds of issues, and struggles are multiplied, by like a million.

But my point to saying all that isn’t to get you to feel sorry for me or others in my shoes. My point to saying that is, I do not need a holiday to be reminded of the gifts that the Lord has given me. I am reminded 24/7 how precious life is, and how important it is, and how easily it could be taken away. Revelation 16:15 says: I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

I am not here to judge or make anyone feel bad were all going to screw up, or “sin” were human. I am not here to point out all your wrongs, but the bible does say: Luke 21:34 Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.  I may not be here to point out your wrongs, but I am here to remind you how short life can be. And to remind you that we are not put on this earth just to do what makes us “feel good”, we are put on this earth to be the best person we can be. We are not here to prove were perfect we are here to make an impact (imprint) on this world. We are here to be the light in the dark. 

You may think you have all the time in the world to do what you want in life but trust me you don’t. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 says: for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. So lets truly be thankful for life and show our appreciation for life. Not just by our words, but by our actions BECAUSE LIFE TRULY IS A PRECIOUS GIFT FROM OUR LORD. THATS IT FOR TODAY, THANKS FOR READING AND SUPPORTING ME AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO. GOD BLESS AND PLEASE REMEMBER KEEP SHINING FOR CHRIST, BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY LOVES YOU, BUT ALSO ADORES YOU. ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU NEED PRAYER I AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO READERS ARE HERE TO PRAY, JUST STOP BY OUR PRAYER PAGE AND POST YOUR PRAYER REQUEST AND I PROMISE WE WILL PRAY 🙂 ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER RUNNING THIS WEBSITE AND WRITING/PUBLISHING A BOOK DOES ALL COST MONEY SO IF YOUR FEELING LED PLEASE DONATE TO MY SITE. ITS VERY EASY TO DO JUST CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON AND FILL OUT THE FORM, THATS IT.  PLEASE KNOW, I AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY DONATION THAT COMES IN. GOD BLESS, I LOVE YOU ALL AND MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVES YOU ❤
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2 Comments on “A THANKFUL HEART”

  1. Mary C Says:

    As always Jackie, your blog is truly inspiring and given me lots of stuff to think about. I really admire how optimistic and positive you are in the face of everything you have been through. I have been through a lot of difficult stuff this year and I must admit I am not coping. You are amazing.

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