Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful - From the City of our GOD

GIVE THANKS..with a Grateful Heart. Give thanks to the Holy One-

All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that being unhappy leads people to complain, but it's truer to say that complaining leads to people becoming unhappy.

Ungratefulness stays the hand of God in our lives, Thankfulness releases the blessings of God in our lives. It's not just a good idea:

The people of Israel lost perspective and became unthankful Judges 6
When they cried out to the Lord because of Midian, 8 the Lord sent a prophet to the Israelites. He said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of slavery in Egypt. 9 I rescued you from the Egyptians and from all who oppressed you. I drove out your enemies and gave you their land. 10 I told you, ‘I am the Lord your God. You must not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you now live.’ But you have not listened to me.”

BUT GOD.. delivered them all from the hands of their enemies. You can read about it.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. ... Psalm 46

In the last 24 hours my Buick blew up, and I don't have a car anymore. My sister just broke her leg in several places and is now in a wheelchair and a friend has very bad cancer discovered.

YET...there is a river...that makes GLAD--the HOLY habitation of our GOD...that's YOU, ME

Thank You Jesus

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