Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Message from Amber Walker, Counselor


Psalm 50:23 (NLT)But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.
If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”
Psalm 92:1(NLT) It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.

Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NLT) Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, 18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! 19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer,[a] able to tread upon the heights.

The blessing of a spirit of gratitude is a new outlook on life. Thankfulness changes the way you look at your circumstances. Complaining connects you to unhappiness- gratitude and praise connect you to the source of real joy. When you make thanksgiving a regular part of your life, you stay focused on what God has done and continues to do for you. Expressing gratitude for God’s help is a form of worship. When you give thanks to God, you honor and praise him for what he has done in your life, in the lives of others, in the church, and in the world. Similarly, you honor others when you give thanks to them and respect them for who they are and what they have done. This attitude of gratitude prevents you from expecting others to serve you and allows you to enjoy whatever blessings come your way. An attitude of thankfulness not only brings blessings to your life, but it also blesses others with appreciation and honor.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT) Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Devotional from Divine Moments: Everyday Inspiration from God’s Word

1 comment:

  1. Amber, So well said. Thank you so much. This passage in Habakkuk is one of my favorites. Such a great message for us and so appropriate for this time of year. Blessings!


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