Thankfulness

Faith always says thank you before God’s provision Danny blessing our meals is especially wonderful! He couldn’t for a while. In the beginning his words were mere whispers and his thoughts were jumbled. We thanked the Lord for meals anyway. As healing progressed his words came more naturally. Yes blessing the meal is especially wonderful to me now. Oh beloved. Your words may seem jumbled to you. You may not know in the natural if it’s worth it. After all you know what it looks like and you know how it feels. But faith says thank you even before God’s …

Let The Praises Ring

We should start each day with praise.  We have no reason not to do so. Matthew 10 says, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.  But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.  Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” He protected us while we were sleeping; He gave us the breath in our lungs; and He awakened us in the morning.  Before our feet hit the floor, we should give Him praise.  He knows the numbers of the hairs on our head.  He knows …

Praise Him!

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100: 4   It isn’t a surprise to God. That thing that blind-sided you out of left field, that sudden loss, personal betrayal or financial disaster is not a surprise to God. Your ongoing, seemingly never-to-improve condition, situation or trying relationship is not a surprise to God. Not one crisis or trial that enters our life is a surprise to him.   From our earthly perspective we can’t see over the wall that is our difficulty, but he is looking down and sees all. …

Thanksgiving!

As I wondered out loud to the Lord what I might have, if anything, for me to share about giving, He reminded me about a situation we encountered while on a motorcycle in Houston Texas. So here’s the story. Quite a few years ago I won a chance to compete in a shrimp eating contest in Houston. After entering my short message on “Why I am the best seafood lover in the south” they picked me! We decided that we didn’t want to fly we wanted to ride the motorcycle. In the middle of July no less, we did just …

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

Luke 13: 6-9 “And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’” …

Acting Thankful

        Colossians 3: 17  And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him. As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches I find myself thinking more about being thankful for the blessings I have been given. When I pray a prayer of thanksgiving, I find myself spouting off a long list of “things” for which I am thankful.  At church we are asked to share something we have to be thankful for by writing it on a piece of paper or just simply telling …

Be Thankful in All Things

  “Thank you for this day, for my food, for my family… “ Isn’t this the standard “thank you, God” list?  This is the easy list. The things we are grateful for because we understand why we have them and we like that we do. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (I Thessalonians [5:16]-18 NIV) When was the last time you prayed a thank you prayer for your broken leg, your car wreck, your husband’s job loss, or the political chaos? Now this is the ridiculously hard …

Praise Him

  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 It isn’t a surprise to God. That thing that blind-sided you out of left field, that sudden loss, personal betrayal or financial disaster is not a surprise to God. Your ongoing, seemingly never-to-improve condition, situation or trying relationship is not a surprise to God. Not one crisis or trial that enters our life is a surprise to him. From our earthly perspective we can’t see over the wall that is our difficulty, but he is looking down and sees …