We will enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts then into His courts with praise!
Finally, we’ll worship Adonai in the Holy of Holies.
It all starts with thanks.
“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever.” Psalm 30:12
Recently I uncovered a paradox that will change my idea of who I am. Although at odds with this conclusion and not whom I perceive myself to be, God is using it to change me. To embrace this reality, I‘m reminded of Paul and the thorn in the flesh that God gave him. Instead of being disgruntled with my thorn, like Paul I need to accept, embrace and be thankful for it.read more
Let us share His fragrance with everyone we meet and let us do it from a thankful heart. Let us pray: "Lord, let Your splendor fill my life, that I may draw people to You. Help me walk in the way that spreads the fragrance of Your love to others." ~ courtesy of Our...read more
Prayer isn’t murmuring a few words when troubles come. You’re talking to Almighty God, and your prayers mean so much! When the accuser hurls lies and you’re suddenly in a bad situation, do you cry out for prayer? Do you turn to others and in desperation, asked them to pray? I believe Christians aren’t the only ones who do. Prayer should surely be the first and most important reaction for those who do follow Christ when they’re hit with fiery darts.read more
This story is a beautiful example of God’s love for us. We are etched in the palm of His hands. The nails prove this. I bow down before you O Lord thankful for your love.read more
Contentment ~ Is It Just For Cats? Contentment is the state or act of being content (happy with your lot in life; satisfied; to satisfy). Can you picture a sleeping cat? Listen as it purrs. There is no indication of a care or concern in the countenance of the cat. Do...read more
When is trampled snow more beautiful than a pristine quilt of the fresh-fallen stuff? When it reminds you of your blessings. I’m a snow lover. The kind who dreams of living in a Currier and Ives world and rejoices in big fat flakes falling from the sky. Wouldn’t you have thought I’d resent that mess of prints and sled skids and snowball scars? I surprised myself by loving every imperfection.read more
Do you have a specific problem that is following you into 2018? We all have things that create strife and reason for concern. Who doesn’t have problems? Some are minimal, but others are monumental. Each year brings different issues and challenges for us. Right?read more
Traditions can be a blessing when they encourage us to be thankful. A new tradition I started last New Year’s Day was inspired by Ann Voskamp’s memoir: One Thousand Gifts.read more
“My Christmas is ruined forever! Doesn't anybody care I’m hurting? If God loves me so much, why did He take my loved one? At Christmas time? And you want me to be thankful? You’re joking—right? ” I’ve heard these words. I’ve said these words, and I’ve thought these...read more
Growing up I had a strict mother, and I saw no reason to be thankful for that. I had friends whose mothers let them stay out late with no curfew. Some had mothers that I had never even met. Other friends had parties where parents were nowhere in sight. Not me.read more