Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Mystery of Thankfulness

Yes They're All Ours: Nourishing November

Just as healthy food nourishes the body, a spirit of gratefulness nourishes the mind and the heart.   That's why we would do well to maintain an attitude of thanksgiving every day of the year!!  

I loved the devotional reading for today from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young:

"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, 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."

Isn't this a great reminder??  May your Thanksgiving be blessed and may you carry a spirit of thanksgiving into every day of the year!

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