As we transition from Thanksgiving to Advent, my goal is to maintain my sense of gratitude. Being clear about what we believe and, specifically, what we’re grateful for is a critical first step to leading lives of success, satisfaction, and significance. I’ll go first . . .
This I Know To Be True and For This I Am Truly Grateful
- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Jesus was with God and Jesus is God. Through Him all things were made.
- God made man—God made us—in His image.
- God is just. God is merciful. God is omnipotent.
- God is love.
- As an image-bearing child of the King, I am brilliant, loving, compassionate, just, creative, and more powerful than I can even imagine.
- Jesus is my Messiah, my Savior, my Lord. He is my Father’s one and only Son, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
- He was crucified, died, and was buried, and on the third day He rose from the dead.
- He ascended into heaven and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
- In Jesus is forgiveness. In Jesus is life. In Jesus is life everlasting. Hallelujah!
- God’s desire is for us to live lives of love, joy, peace, prosperity, and purpose.
- To experience true joy, we must
- give thanks in all circumstances;
- love the Lord with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind;
- love our neighbor as our self;
- S E R V E others with a glad and cheerful spirit;
- grow beyond our self-imposed limitations;
- not be afraid to excel.
- We are here on earth to find, follow, and fulfill our divine calling.
- Many of us need to remind ourselves daily: It’s OK to Shine!!!!!
As we transition from Thanksgiving to Advent, I am exceedingly grateful for my faith, calling, family, health, friends, country, home, business, community, colleagues, mentors, clients, pets, and life. Your turn. What are your core beliefs and for what are you most grateful?