Our last featured essay on "Grateful and Thankful" comes from a long-time friend and reader Sarah Kelley, from West Monroe, LA, where she owns the Blessings Bookstore. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your encouraging words with us today!
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Grateful and Thankful
It’s true, somedays we say, “Hallelujah!,“ other days, “Hallelujah, anyhow!” but for children of God, it always should be “Hallelujah!” That’s because a grateful heart has made a choice, a determined effort, to praise the Lord in the midst of whatever the day brings.
God’s Word teaches that He loves, and lives in, the praises of His people. When we choose to live with a grateful heart that will “count our blessings”, the Holy Spirit arises in our hearts.
The “numbered” blessings far outweigh the troubles because of their eternal value. When we change our focus from the visible to the invisible, and set our sight and trust on the unseen, but very much alive and true promises of God, we are choosing a higher path, where spiritual blessings fall like refreshing rain on our parched souls. So, make the choice of thanks-living and dance with me, in the rain!
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