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Karina Allen is devoted to helping women live out their unique calling and building authentic community through the practical application of Scripture in an approachable, winsome manner.

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  1. Karina,
    What a great Psalm to meditate on this Thanksgiving and anytime, for that matter. Our worlds may not be as we would like them to be, but there are always blessings to be thankful for. Even if our world is really bleak, there is always one great blessing that remains…that our Lord God is awesome in love and power and has offered us the gift of life eternal. All we have to do is claim this blessing and thank Him.
    Blessings,
    Bev

    • Amen Bev!

      I am in love with this scripture! It encourages me and challenges me! I am so grateful for eternal life! That alone is reason enough to give thanks!!!

      Thank you for sharing! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

  2. Setting my heart on Him and His goodness to me. Although my circumstances try to weigh me down, I will lift my eyes up and give Praise because he is so worthy of it.

    • Blessings to you Kim!

      Know that God is near and loves you dearly. He is good and faithful. Be encouraged. Don’t look to you circumstances. Look to your God.

      Thank you for sharing! Praying that your Thanksgiving is amazing!!!

  3. Such a wonderful reminder! We say this psalm as our family prayer before dinner. It’s one of my favorites.

  4. Everytime I read this Psalm it brings a smile to my face. As I read each line I’m filled with anticipation of the next verse then the next. It is so encouraging. And with all that is going on in our world, we need a good word of truth to stand on.

    • Tyra, that is so good! I love that…anticipation!

      His word stands firm. That encourages me and fills me with hope!

      Thank you for sharing! Have a blessed day!!!!

  5. So thankful for my Christian heritage and that Psalm 100 was one of the scriptures I memorized as a child.

  6. I AM SO THANKFUL WHAT GOD HAVE BLESSED ME WITH. TWO YEARS AGO MY SISTERS, NEPHEW AND BROTHER-IN-LAW DID NOT KNOW WHERE WE WAS GOING TO LIVE. TWO DAYS BEFORE WE HAD TO LEAVE OUR HOME THE LORD GAVE US ANOTHER HOME TO STAY IN. DEPENDING ON HIM IS ALL I HAVE. I AM SO THANKFUL FOR HIS LOVE, PEACE AND HIS JOY THAT HE HAVE GIVE ME IN HIM. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME.

  7. I love you, friend! I am so thankful that I am His and that alone means that there is always something to count as a blessing… always Someone!

    Happy Thanksgiving… oh how I wish you were closer and we could spend it counting gifts together!
    ~K~

    • Karrilee, I know! I wish we were closer too!!!!!!!!!!

      This is one of my new favorite Psalms! Despite any circumstance, I have reasons to be thankful! If for no other reason that God Himself!

      Thanks for sharing sister!!!!!

  8. A heart of gratefulness to God transforms our mind. And always reminds us of His way, His promises, and our identity in Him. I love how He has given us His word like this Psalm so we can change our heart state to gratitude when we meditate on His word.

  9. Amen Lynn! That is so true!

    His word reminds us of His love for us and faithfulness to us. That spurs me on to thankfulness in spite of my circumstances.

    This is by far one of my new fave verses!!!!

    Thank you for sharing!

  10. God bless everyone this beautiful day. As christians we should thank God for our blessings day-to-day,even when things seem the worst in our lives and the world. I love that psalms and it says it all.
    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving. And lets us all remember who made us and the world..

  11. I loved this reminder to be thankful in ALL things
    No matter how bad it gets I find when I praise and thank Him my spirits sore and joy comes in even when the circumstances are slow to change In God’s time change does come!
    Allejuhia
    Blessings Noreen

  12. This a favorite Psalm and one thst is a wonderful reminder to begin each day with a thankful heart. Even in the midst of our trials there is always something to be thankful about! Expressing our thanks to God and others opens our heart to blessings.

  13. I am so thankful that I know and am known by our glorious Savior! I cannot even imagine a life without Him. I don’t know how those without Him can get through the sadness of this world, the trials of daily life and the weight of the bondage to sin. Just the thought of these poor souls trying to get by without Jesus makes me even more committed to get out the glorious Gospel so that all may know the peace, comfort, love, joy and hope that only Christ can give. Praises and blessing and glory and honor be to Him that sits upon the throne and to His Lamb for He truly alone is worthy!

  14. FATHER GOD, I thank Thee for your unconditional goodness and mercy that Thou has bestowed me everyday of my life although I am worthless in Thy sight.

  15. Thanks so much for this wonderful reminder, Karina- it reached me all the way in Australia! Even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, it is so important as you say to daily remember to thank and praise our loving Heavenly Father for who He is. Psalm 100 is a great one to remind us to be thankful.
    Bless you.
    Karen

  16. i thank my father in heaven who is my rock & my fortress my strong tower & my deliverer & in Him i put my trust! Amen!!

  17. Amazing! I enter His gates with thanksgiving… In my heart! I could not have love without Jesus.thankyou Jesus for your love. He is filling my soul with His deep love to love others instead of hate, fear, jealousy and envy. I am so lost without our precious Savior. Thankyou Jesus for leading me your way and for taking my hand in yours. For looking into my soul and holding my face with your hands making me feel safe and precious. Troubles still doing in my life yet I am thankful Jesus gives me hope and laughter and trust in Him.

  18. Thank you Karina for the awesome reminder.
    Our lives are better lived when filled with many sense of gratitude to God it promotes love for him in any and everything.
    And also lets us appreciate what and who we are and help live well with our neighbours and even enemies and also the weak knowing that we could be as vulnerable and susceptible as they are.
    God i am thankful for all that i am, have and experiencing because it is you that is leading on to perfect me through suffering as you did my lord Jesus name Christ…

  19. I am thankful to the Lord my God, for sending His ONLY Son into this world just for my sins and for the entire world. I am thankful for my daughter and her family, for all of my sisters and my brother and all of their families. I am thankful for my NEW Family to whom moved to Richmond Virginia, for all of my friend and relatives.
    I am thankful for the home and the car the Lord provided for me.

    I am thankful for good health and strength, and the fact that the Lord promised that He will take care of all of my needs.

  20. I appreciate your words. i have had a rough year; i lost my sister in January, i lost my little job in April, i am owing alot of friends and in the real sense of things, there really may be nothing to be thankful for. But i am glad that i can be reminded of God’s presence in a time as this.
    Thank u it means alot

    • Oh Ema, I am so sorry for all of your losses! I am praying that as the new year approaches, that God will give you an eternal perspective. This is where things begin to shift. This is where we realize that there is a greater purpose and glory in all circumstances. We truly understand that God doesn’t waste our hurt. He comforts us, heals us and restores us. He is near to your broken heart. May you seek deeper intimacy with Jesus and find your fullness of joy there. He is reason enough to be thankful.

      Thank you for sharing!!!!!

  21. Thank you so much Karina…I was falling into myself again in despair this days but knowing that God doesnt waste the hurt brings me soo much comfort. You are a blessing – and may God bless you richly.

  22. Oh Ema! Thank you for sharing!!!!! you are too kind!!!! May the truth that He doesn’t waste our hurts sink deep into your spirit. May God draw near to you today and show you a tangible sign of His love for you today. I pray that you lean into the fullness of His joy and care.

    Have a beyond blessed day!