Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Through the Good and the Bad...




Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I have instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Me thanks (regardless of your feelings), and I give you Joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience- at times, bind obedience.  To people who don't know Me intimately, it can seem irrational and even impossible to thank Me for heartrending hardships.  Nonetheless, those who obey Me in this way are invariably blessed, even through difficulties may remain.

Thankfulness opens your heart to My Presence and your mind to My thoughts.  You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if a light has been switched on, enabling you to see from My perspective.  It is this Light of My Presence that removes the sting from adversity.  

(Young, Sarah, Jesus Calling, pg 343)

Thanking God for the blessings and hardships this Thanksgiving~




  1. Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

    God bless ya'll!!!

  2. What wonderful post! Hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving.

    God Bless,

    BTW, the soil scientist in me loves the soil profile in the picture.

  3. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Jenn!

  5. Hope you all had a great day!
    Madi says thanks. ;-)


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