Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Winsome Wednesday - A Biblical Recipe for Successful Living!

This is the first Winsome Wednesday of 2012 and I want to focus on ways to achieve closeness with God and living a victorious life in Christ.  I came across these verses when having a quiet time the other day and thought, "If I lived like this I would have far more victory and joy and peace in my life."

I have broken this scripture down in point form, like a recipe (smile)

Ps 105 v 1 - 4:
  • (1) O give thanks unto the Lord.
  • Call upon His name,
  • Make known His doings among the peoples.
  • (2) Sing to Him, sing praises to Him,
  • Meditate on and talk of all His marvelous deeds and devoutly praise them.
  • (3) Glory in His holy name; 
  • Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek and require the Lord [as their indispensable necessity].
  • (4) Seek, inquire of and for the Lord,
  • and crave Him and his strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation);
  • Seek and require his face and His presence [continually] evermore.   (Ampliphied)
An attitude of thankfulness, giving God all the glory, praising Him, pointing others to Him, seeking Him for strength, renewal, guidance, craving His presence....that is definitely a recipe for successful living!

My encouragement to God first in all things and no matter how you feel today, thank Him and praise Him.  It will change your perspective for the better.

God bless precious friends

Blog hop time!!
Please join with me today to be encouraged and to encourage.  No particular post required, just maybe, if you have the time, encourage another blogger on the link-up and hopefully, you too will be encouraged!

I invite you to link up below....


  1. Great recipe. And..I'm thankful for ...YOU!

  2. Yes, there is always something to be thankful for! Elisabeth Eliot once said, "we can't always choose our circumstances, but we can choose our attitude."


  3. Wise words. Always look for what is worthy of praise and thanksgiving.

  4. What a delightful sermon outline!

  5. Thank you for this blog. It includes teachings. I want to seek God first in all things. But often the first thing I feel in the morning early, is my own mood. Do you agree?

    However, I listen to your wise lesson, "and no matter how you feel today, thank Him and praise Him."

  6. Ah Shanda - and I am grateful for you :)sweet friend (its also a non-fattening recipe) :)

    Hi Connie - a great thing to aim for, right?!

    Hi Hazel, thank you sweet lady

    Hi Jedidja - I think if you find thankfulness and praise when you least want to, thats when God undertakes most obviously.

    God bless ladies, have an awesome day

  7. Hi Joan - amen, so true. We CAN choose our attitude
    God bless

  8. Thankful for your recipe and you Tracy! :)

    I feel that God is pleased when we rejoice in Him and thank Him for all circumstances. It doesn't matter what happens or how difficult things may be, with God on our side, we can be thankful for all circumstances!

    Blessings and hugs,

  9. Thanks for the encouragement to seek God first no matter how I feel! I will start by thanking Him this morning and praising His name!

    Blessings, Joan

  10. Tracy,
    Great recipe to live by!
    giving glory to, and
    seeking God.

    Thank you for faithfully feeding us HIS Word here-

  11. An attitude of thankfulness. Amen!

  12. Wonderful words of encouragement! Love the new look here, and you picked a great word for 2012 - Contentment - I need to soak that one in!

  13. Hi Denise - I agree, God is please when we choose to be thankful despite circumstances. i am grateful for you too :)

    HI Shannon, thanks

    Hi Joan, its the only way to do it :)

    Hi Stacy - Thank you to you too, sweet friend

    Hi Eileen, so true

    Hi Deidra - i was inspired by the whole word thing by you :) and thank you, the look took a while to settle with but I am happy with it now!

    God bless Ladies. You bless me with your comments. Thank you

  14. Love this post, Tracy. God's word definitely contains the best recipes for everything and anything!

    God's blessings to you, sweet ((((Tracy))))!

  15. Matthew 6:33 says to see God first and then everything else will fall into place and that's the encouragement you are giving today. God knows that when we keep our eyes on Him our perspective on everything else changes. We will have more joy and peace because we see how big God is and that He is more than able to take good care of us.

    Many blessings, Tracy!

  16. Oh Tracy, this is so much fun.. I like to break down scripture the way you do, as a recipe! Love it, I wish you His closeness and powerful presence as you seek Him!

  17. Dear Tracy,
    Great recipe! For victorious Christian living, we must be doers of the Word and not just hearers, so I love that you have highlighted all the action verbs! Thanks so much for sharing your Biblical wisdom and insights.
    Love in Him,

  18. Hi Lisa - yay, you've linked up, so glad. Yes, God's recipes are the best, foolproof! God bless ((((Lisa))))

    Hi Lisa - amen, when we focus on God, He gets things done without our interference!

    Hi Marja - thank you and for you too. Breaking scripture down is for me a way of getting it in my heart and head! :)

    Hi Laurie - thank you, such a sweet comment. yes, we should be doers and not just hearers. Great point.

    Thank you lovely ladies for linking up. You are all special to me
    God bless

  19. Love your recipe! Sometimes we need to follow direction in order to get the desired result!!! :O)

  20. That's the best recipe I have ever received, thank you!
    Wonderful post!!! :)

  21. I especially like CRAVE HIM.




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