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Gratitude- Journal Challenge, Day 2

Updated on April 22, 2015

Giving Thanks

My writing prompt for day #2 of the “Write Here, Write Now: A 30 Day Journaling Challengeis to give thanks, expressing at least five things I am grateful for. Gratitude was bubbling up inside of me from completing the first day of the challenge and I woke up this morning with the song, “Every Day Is a Day of Thanksgiving,” resonating in my heart. I sang along on and posted it to my facebook page to bless somebody else.

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I Am Grateful For

1. My ChurchApostolic Temple of Jesus Christ has an awesome music ministry that ushers me into a sweet intimacy of high praise and worship with God. The congregation is warm and loving towards me and the Word of God is taught and preached with a high standard and in a straight forward manner. I am challenged to step up higher and live a holy and righteous life in season and out.

2. The Write Here, Write Now: 30 Day Journaling Challenge – This challenge is divinely timed in my season to cultivate and operate in discipline, consistency and structure. I believe God for breakthrough in my writing frequency and finances.

3. My MomMy mother’s love and support, especially during this time in my faith walk of entrepreneurship, is priceless. She has my back and has afforded me a place of safety and freedom to be and do all that God has purposed and planned for me.

4. My SalvationMy relationship with God is personal, intimate and empowering. I am learning to trust Him on deeper levels as He is reveals and demonstrates His love, direction, protection and provision. He keeps me and my extended family, blood and spiritual. I am because He is and I am getting stronger and better one day at a time.

5. Music and Movement – I am grateful for music, gospel artists and the ability to dance. The music and words feed my soul and lift my spirits. When I sing along and change my posture, I am transported into a place of worship and praise. It is sweet intimacy with my Father, Lord and Savior; my heart overflows with joy in gratitude for a real and tangible connection of oneness with the Source of all there is. I am encouraged within my being on every level, and inspired by the testimony of the artists through song.

NOTE: Day 2 complete. Thank you, God!

Be blessed,

Jo Anne Meekins

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      Jo Anne Meekins 5 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you for following my process and giving encouragement!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Great work and keep on going.


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      Jo Anne Meekins 5 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thanks Sis! One day at a time to the glory of God. It is my intention to get an earlier start going forward, especially since I have church every night at 7 pm from tonight through Sunday. Discipline, Consecration, Consistency, Sacrifice. God is up to something and I have great expectation, receptivity and gratitude for all He has prepared for me. :-) Continued blessings to you and yours.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      You made it to Day Two!!! You can do it. Very awesome things stated to be thankful for. Amen. In His Love, Faith Reaper