Sunday, November 18, 2012

Meditation: Giving Thanks

Meditation: Giving Thanks   November 2012

I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness;
    I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.  (Psalm 7:17 NIV)

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
    and His courts with praise;
    give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
    His faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:4-5 NIV)

I am learning a new habit. When I awake from sleep, rather than allow my mind to race down the track of ‘what to do today’, and bring with it all forms of anxiety, I stop that ‘train’ and turn my heart to the Lord Most High, and say one thing; “thank you… thank you…”.  - crisbaj

“G. K. Chesterton, when he wrote his autobiography near the end of a long and useful life, set himself the task of defining in a single sentence the most important lesson he had learned. He concluded that the critical thing was whether one took things for granted or took them with gratitude.” James Reston

“We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is "good," because it is good; if "bad" because it works in us patience, humility and contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.” —Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963), Letter to Don Giovanni Calabria [August 10, 1948]

Thankful in this season of Grace,


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