The OPEN MY EYES Scripture Writing plan has been such a wonderful way for me to study God’s Word. I am receiving testimonials each week from women and families using the plans to dig deeper into The Word.
Scripture Writing is the simple study of hand copying Scripture word for word into a notebook or journal. When I simply read the Scriptures, my mind wanders. I begin thinking about my daily chores or a myriad of other things.
With Scripture writing, I am so focused on each word I am writing. I am focused on keeping my journal neat and artistic as I journal God's Word. It gives me ten to fifteen minutes of uninterrupted Bible Study where The Lord can speak to my heart.
This November, it would only be appropriate to dig into the Word and see what the Lord says about Thanksgiving and Gratitude. November seems to be the season that we pause and reflect on what we are thankful for.
But I believe the "attitude of gratitude" shouldn't be something we just focus on in November. The act of THANKSGIVING needs to be become a lifestyle.
As I studied the Scriptures and prayed over which verses to choose, it struck me that the writers of the word were THANKFUL in all situations. David, particularly, gave thanks in the valley and on the mountaintop. It was David who repeatedly said throughout the Psalms, "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." (Psalm 136:1)
Give thanks because His mercy is FOREVER.
Give thanks because His love is FOREVER.
Give thanks because His forgiveness is FOREVER.
There is no where we can go that is out of reach for our Heavenly Father. That is something to give thanks for AT ALL TIMES . . . not just during November.
I pray that this month's Scripture Writing plan open's your eyes to all you have to be thankful for. I hope it opens your heart to be grateful in all situations, and I pray that your Thanksgiving Season is blessed, full of family, friends, love, and the compassion of The Father.