Fill our hearts and flood our souls

Give thanks

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:4

Let thankfulness rule in your heart. A life of praise and thankfulness becomes a life filled with miracles. Instead of trying to be in control, you focus on Me and what i am doing. This is the power of praise: centering your entire being in Me. This is how I created you to live, for I made you in My own image. Enjoy abundant life by overflowing with praise and thankfulness. -Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

Dr. Charles Stanley, 10 lessons of gratitude continued (review Tuesday and Wednesday posts for 1-8, 9-10 coming tomorrow):

9. When we’re wearied by our circumstances, thanksgiving energizes us. Most of us can handle short trials, but if they continue for a long period of time, the emotional and physical strain is exhausting. Should ongoing illness, unresolved relational problems, or continued financial pressures become more than we can bear, it’s time to start thanking God because He has promised to give strength to the weary. He’ll release His supernatural energy within us so we can patiently endure the trial and come out victorious on the other side. [“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29]

10. Gratitude transforms anxiety into peace, which passes all understanding. I learned this principle through a very difficult experience. When I was feeling anxious about the situation, I discovered that complaining, getting angry, and arguing with God didn’t change my circumstances. Finally, in desperation, I began thanking Him. Only then did I receive His incomprehensible peace. My situation didn’t change for quite a while, but God’s peace guarded my heart all the way through that trying time. [“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6]

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Facing the giants. Bookmark the permalink.