"Giving thanks always for all
things unto God
and the Father in the name of
Lord Jesus Christ"
Keeping A Thankful Heart
This verse entered my heart
today as I thought of the
not-so-good week that I have
endured and how I have failed to
give thanks to God in a way that
is properly due Him.
If we are grateful, we should
say so! Thanksgiving is only
half said until we have done
something to show our
thankfulness. Even done so in
prayer! Gratitude is what always
spoils life when it is left out.
A thankful Spirit enables us to
praise God even when
circumstances are difficult.
If someone gave me a bowl of sugar and told me that
there were particles of iron in
it, I would probably go through
it and feel for them with my
fingers. Most likely they would
go undetected with my clumsy
fingers. But if I were to take a
magnet and sweep through the
sugar, it would draw to itself
the most invisible particles.
Our hearts work in this same
way. The unthankful heart, like
my fingers in the sugar bowl,
discovers no mercies. But let
the thankful heart sweep through
the day, and as the magnet finds
the iron, so will the heart find
some heavenly blessings.
Today I have reminded myself that when I feel down and
don't feel the thankfulness that
I should, I need to take heart,
for in all things God works for
my good if I love Him. I thank
God not for my problems, but for
the strength He is building
within me each day during my
difficult times, with the
avenues He provides to get
through them. My mind and my
heart know that His perfect love
will see me through.
For God is GOOD!