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Saturday, February 26, 2011


In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. [Dietrich Bonhoeffer]

It is the highest and holiest of the paradoxes that the man who really knows he cannot pay his debt will be forever paying it. [G.K. Chesterton]

Thou hast given so much to me, give one more thing---a grateful heart. [George Herbert]

Count your blessings; Name them one by one. Count your blessings; See what God hath done. [Johnson Oatman, Jr.]

You say, if I had a little more, I should be very satisfied. You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. [Charles Haddon Spurgeon]

Saying thank you to God helps us recall how loving, caring, and faithful He is. As a result, our intimacy with Him deepens. And often, when others hear us express gratitude to Him, they are reminded that the Lord is their source for blessing as well. [Charles F. Stanley]

From David learn to give thanks for everything, every furrow in the Book of Psalms is sown with the seeds of thanksgiving. [Jeremy Taylor]

The Devil is pleased when people make themselves slaves to a desire that, in the proper context, the Lord intended to be enjoyed freely.

We are called to act out our faith every day. God works through us to reach those who may never otherwise open the Bible or enter a church. What's more, He borrows our voice to tell His story and uses our life to demonstrate His grace and glory. Good deeds are a believer's labor of love.

Believer's should not react to trails as the world does. We are to live by faith. When circumstances overwhelm you, shift your focus to Jesus. Read the Scriptures to find encouragement, and be reminded of what is yours in Christ. [Eph. 1: 3-8]