Gratitude grows faith. Participate in a gratitude challenge during the month of November in order to turn find more joy and meaning in life – The Holy Mess Gratitude Challenge.The Holy Mess Gratitude Challenge

What is The Holy Mess Gratitude Challenge?

This gratitude challenge is simple yet will have a profound impact on your life. Turn grumbling into gratitude when you focus on the many blessings God has given you.

Every day during the month of November, write or Bible journal at least one thing you are grateful for.

Ways to participate in The Holy Mess Gratitude Challenge:

  • Write in a planner
  • Write in a notebook
  • Use the book
  • Create a Bible journaling page


Tools for The Holy Mess Gratitude Challenge

Turn grumbling into gratitude during the month of November when you spend time each day focusing on your blessings.

The only tools you need to participate in the challenge are a willing heart and something to write with, but these resources will make the challenge extra meaningful.

1.The Holy Mess Bible Journaling Facebook Group

Most of the community action for The Holy Mess Gratitude Challenge will take place in this Facebook group. We will post each day’s Bible verse, share Bible journaling page idea, host weekly give-aways, and more.

You won’t want to miss it so be sure to request to join the closed Facebook group here.

2. 100 Days of Grace and Gratitude Book

I’ve been using the book 100 Days of Grace and Gratitude to get a head start on my gratitude focus, and this is a great devotional book.

Each day gives a short devotional thought, key Bible verses, and space to journal your thoughts. The book is optional for participating in The Holy Mess Gratitude Challenge, but this is a great resource if you decide to invest in it.

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100 Days of Grace and Gratitude

I’ve enjoyed the short readings and space to write my praise in the 100 Days of Grace and Gratitude book.

Get the 100 Days of Grace and Gratitude book from DaySpring by clicking here.


3. Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Grace and Gratitude Kit

The new monthly Bible Journaling Kit, Grace and Gratitude, will be available soon. Check here for availability.


4. 30 Days of Gratitude Daily Bible Reading Plan

Be sure to download the 30 Days of Gratitude Bible reading plan, which gives you a short daily Bible reading for each day in November. Click here to get your free gratitude Bible reading plan.

30 Days of Gratitude Daily Bible Reading Plan


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Turn Grumbling into Gratitude

Experts in recent years have come to recognize the fact that focusing on gratitude helps people live happier lives and even live longer.

As Christians, we know that gratitude goes deeper than a daily reflection about the good things in life. All thanks and gratitude are for God, the Source of all goodness.

Consider Psalm 145:2-3,

Every day I will praise you
    and extol your name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    his greatness no one can fathom.

Gratitude is thanking God for specific blessings, plus honoring God for who He is as your loving Heavenly Father who is worthy of all praise.


How to Focus on Gratitude

There’s no wrong way to be grateful, but the practice might feel a bit awkward if you aren’t used to thinking this way.

To think of something each day that you are thankful for, consider some of these categories:

  • Big blessings (family, home, freedom)
  • Tiny little blessings (warm sunshine, finding a parking space)
  • People and relationships
  • Material blessings
  • Provision such as house, food, clothing, money in the bank

If you are up for a challenge, considering thanking God for some of these:

  • Life problems and struggles
  • God’s attributes and character
  • Ways you trust God to provide in the future

Will you join us for The Holy Mess Gratitude challenge during the month of November? In the comments below, type “I’m in!” so we know you are joining us.


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