The Holy Alphabet
Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame.
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know.
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be,
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee.
Move out of “Camp Complaining”
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone.
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To “thank” is a command.
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We’ll run the race with gratitude
Xalting God Most High.
Yes, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but…
Zion waits in glory…where none are ever sad!
A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little ones’ chests, would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts.
Their eyes would always light up with awe. But she never got a response to equal four-year-old David’s. She placed the disk over his heart. “Listen,” she said, “what do you suppose that is?”
He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up, as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap-tap-tapping deep in his chest.
Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin. “Is that Jesus knocking?” he asked.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
Came across this verse in Ecclesiastes (7:10) today…
Don’t long for “the good old days.”
This is not wise. (NLT)
Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?”
For you do not inquire wisely concerning this. (NKJV)
Don’t always be asking, “Where are the good old days?”
Wise folks don’t ask questions like that. (MSG)
Sometimes I find myself saying this often for when prices were cheaper.
I guess wisdom says I was making less money then too. If I want the one I should have the other. Am I showing ungratefulness for God’s provision?
Forgive me, Father, for not being “aware” of my attitude, or of not being continuously grateful for Your abundant provision for me all these years.
I am reminded of a verse I’ve often quoted “The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. (PS 16:6).” Surly You have provided abundantly for me.
Thank You for Your provisions for me, especially Jesus. Amen.