“GRATITUDE” 12/01/2015 by Kathy Boecher

“Our Daily Bread”     http://odb.org

The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie    http://www.harvest.org/devotional

By Kathy Boecher for “atimetoshare” @   http://atimetoshare.me

Original post @  http://atimetoshare.me/2015/11/28/gratitude-2/

 

GRATITUDE

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I love the wisdom of Piglet.  He always seems to know the right things to say.  Our hearts may be small, but they have the capacity to hold great amounts of gratitude.

This has been a month of thanksgiving.  Sometimes we have to stop and think hard about what we’re grateful for, but if what we’re thankful for today, is all we have tomorrow – can you imagine how we’re limiting ourselves?  God’s blessings on His people are countless.  He gives us life, He gives us family and friends, He gives shelter and protection, daily bread and on and on and on.

Keeping it simple …

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

This is God’s greatest gift to us and the one that matters so much, because it has to do with our eternity.  It’s not a temporary fix, but one that will last forever.  We can accumulate riches beyond belief on this side of heaven, but none of that will compare with what’s waiting for us.

Keeping Thanksgiving alive should be daily activity.  When the day of celebration ends and all the leftovers have been used up, our gratitude should be just beginning.  Fill a jar with all the things you are thankful for over the next 365 days and when the year is over, read them.  You will be amazed at what precious gifts you’ve been given and how full your heart can be.

May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.
– Irish Blessing

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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