Thursday, November 24, 2011
The message in quotes below is from JESUS CALLING, by Sarah Young. I highly recommend it and, because it's Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share this with you today and I hope it's something that will help some of you today and always.......:
"Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I (*Jesus) 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, blind 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 though 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." *Love, Jesus.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." George Washington, another prophet. Please see a great article on the history of Thanksgiving at Debbie's Blog, Right Truth.
Have a wonderful day........Have a delicious meal............give thanks to God.....for everything.