Good Morning my friends,
The month of THANKFULNESS is coming to an end. Thankfulness is a Fruit of the Spirit which we give when we live in the Spirit. Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That ‘s why Jesus instructs us to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction: You give Him thanks (regardless of your feelings), and He will give you Joy (regardless of your circumstances).
“Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20)
This is a spiritual act of obedience at times, blind obedience. To people who don’t know Jesus intimately, it can seem irrational and even impossible to thank Him for heartrending hardships. Nonetheless, those who obey Him in this way are invariably blessed, even though difficulties may remain. Thankfulness will open your heart to His Presence and your mind to His thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it’s as if a light has been switched on, enabling you to see from His perspective. This is the Light of His Presence that removes the sting from adversity.
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.”(John 4:17)
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just 25 days away.. JOY is another Fruit of the Spirit. We’re rewarded Joy by God when we’re thankful. I think for the month of December everyone should focus on the birth of Christ and post something about JOY since we were so thankful in November. May be it could be Joy or PEACE.
When we’re given the peace of mind in circumstance that doesn’t make sense, we should absorb it because we’re told “do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:1). It’s hard to make sense to be thankful in ALL circumstances we must remember things don’t have to make sense because “His ways are not our ways.” This is the same God that gave His Son on Calvary for you and me despite already knowing that we’re going to fail & disappoint Him.
“The peace of God transcends all understanding.” (Phillipians 4:7)
The apostle Paul says in Ephesians 3:19, “to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
MY CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU… Let your account of JOY overflow because of your THANKFULNESS..
I hope you have a MAGNIFICENT day…. Blessings & much love……
ALWAYS…..Live YOUR life like it’s your LAST24!!!
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