I come this morning to share again my thoughts inspired by Sarah Young and her devotion book, Jesus Calling.
As we are in the season of Thanksgiving, it is important to be thankful in all things, even the bad things because through the tough trials we gain strength. Psalm 46:1 tells us God is our refuge and our strength, an ever present help when we need it.
A thankful attitude opens windows of heaven. Spiritual blessings fall freely onto you through those openings into eternity. Thankfulness is a language of LOVE.
Plus looking up gives us a glimpse of His Glory shining through those windows down to us.
So I remind you this morning, to sit quietly in His presence and let Him fill your heart and mind with thankfulness. It helps you build a foundation of gratitude, a foundation that our troubles can not shake lose.
For me, when circumstances seem to crowd out my peace and thankfulness, I take a turn in the quietness of my back yard…that is not at all quiet but alive with God’s creation. He assures me in the buzzing of the bee, the chirping of the birds, even the barking of the neighbor’s dog that He is there. I just need to lean over and reopen that window and let His love surround me in thankfulness of all that I have and the beauty surrounding me. As you go through your day, look for Him. He is there in the tiniest of beings assuring you that He is always with you to show you the way. So glance through that window and offer Him a gift of thankfulness with your grateful heart of peace that surrounds you.
And as always, remember His gift of kindness and shine with it like a beam of light that never stops.