Celebrating – One Year Blog Anniversary!

Hi, Friends! Today marks exactly one year of my blog being up and running. I wanted to say thank you for being loyal supporters to the work God has given me to do! I love you guys with the love of God and pray many blessings upon your 2022!

In addition to celebrating the blog, I’m celebrating a new milestone in my career and grateful for what God is doing in my life. I prayed a difficult prayer late last year and that was “God I want to be in the center of your will”. So many times we are afraid of what is on the other side of that prayer surrendering our plans for God’s plans. However, if we remember what His word says in Jeremiah 29:11 “My plans are to prosper you and not harm you, to give you hope and a future.” We remember that His will is what’s best for us, what’s good for us, what prospers us and there is no harm in it. Enough said, I choose His will! So far, I’m loving being in His will! There were hurtful moments in the beginning of accepting His will, letting go of what may not be His will or timing and allowing what He wants and when He wants it to flow into my life with ease, grace and purpose. I hope that you too friend will find the courage to live in the center of God’s will as it is a lovely place to be. There will be moments where you may not understand it all, but you can trust in the one who created you and made plans for your life before you were born.

I look forward to writing more to you all this new year and continually being apart of your Faith journey!

With Love ❤️

Shalom

Britt Annie Nicole – Written for His Glory

Thanks Mom ~ Mae 🌼

Thank you for all that you do, your belief in me, your time invested in me, your care, your cheer, your prayers and for always being a listening ear.

Thank you for taking me to the book store and library every weekend as a little girl, because of this I love to write, and just being in the presence of books makes my soul sparkle.

Thank you for believing in my every dream and allowing me the freedom to always choose my path.

Thank you for staying up through the night hours just to pray for me even when I was not aware that you were.

Thank you for showing me that anything is possible and can be achieved.

Here is my prayer for you:

Abba Father, in Jesus name I thank you for choosing me to belong to my mother before I was thought of. I pray continued blessings to shower her. I speak longevity and continued health over her in the name of Jesus Christ. Father, I ask that you continue to let your peace always be the center. I speak Proverbs 23:25 supplicating that you Lord shower her in joy as your word says. In Jesus name I pray with gratitude, amen.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Shalom 🌼

A Grateful Heart

Last Saturday morning while in prayer, I felt the Holy Spirit lead me into a place of gratitude. In my prayer I didn’t ask for anything, but gave thanks for everything. Little did I know, in just a few days that gratitude in advance would come into fruition. As we wait for the winter storm to pass, my heart is in a continual state of gratefulness. I am thankful for a home, my family, food, water, electricity, health, and so much more. Gratefulness is something God has been nudging me about since starting my 365 days journey towards becoming the best version of myself. We can get physically fit, eat a healthy diet and make all the money in the world, but if our heart is not in right standing with God none of those exterior things will stand the test of times. Having a grateful heart allows a special covering of God’s blessings over our lives. When God looks at us, he is viewing our heart, not our physical bodies; therefore, I invite you to join me over the next 28 days to journal with me to identify all of the things you are grateful for.

In the meantime, Here are a few ways we can cultivate more gratitude in our daily lives showing God we appreciate every blessing we have:

  1. Start a Gratitude Journal: Over the next 28 days, I’m making a point to dedicate my mornings to gratefulness through prayer and journaling. We have so much to be thankful for and I believe it’s time to start making note of it. I believe when we take the time to give thanks, God will honor us with more to be thankful for.
  2. Say it out loud: Get into the habit of saying thank you. When I wake up in the morning I simply say thank you as a small prayer before my feet even hit the floor. The words that come out of our mouth are powerful. God gave us power through our speech. Proverbs 18:21 reads “death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they will eat the fruit of it.” This scripture always convicts me and has me to watch carefully over the words that I speak. When we complain we will receive more things in life to complain about. When we give thanks it is a symbol of praise to God, and as our Father He wants to do more because His children are giving thanks. Over the next 28 days I encourage you dear friends to watch over the words you speak, and fill them up with words of gratitude and praise.
  3. Grateful to others: We can genuinely show gratitude to others when we are first showing gratefulness to God. If we are lacking in this area we will find it hard to give thanks to others genuinely. If we are not thankful for the little things God does for us, it will not come naturally to thank the people in our lives when they do little things for us. When we learn to be grateful to God first this spills over into every area of our lives bringing an increase of joy to our most important relationships. Think of the people in your life today, and begin to practice gratitude in action first starting with thanking God.

To my friends and family who may be overcoming the winter storm right now, I am sending you prayers. I want to encourage you to know that this too shall pass. As we remain faithful and thankful to God He will restore everything we need and more. The secret key is a heart of gratitude. ❤

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Thank God in everything, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus”

❤ Shalom