Is Prayer Your Steering Wheel or your Spare Tire?
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Stand Fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, (a) and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Pastor Tommy J. Robinson
Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. This is a most searching and true diagnosis. Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent invasion of a disgruntled attitude. As Antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of fault-finding and grumbling. When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic.
"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leas for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song." ~ Psalm 28:7
God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
the ALL of Christmas, which is Christ.
We want Christ to hurry and calm the storm. He wants us to find him in the midst of it first. We tell Him how big our storm is instead of telling the storm how big our He is. We just need to recognize who made the storm. Remember the SON is always the brightest, after a storm.
If I Labor, God Is Going to Give Me a Crown!!
(13) and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor -- it is the gift of God. (Eclesiastes 3:13)
New Heights To Climb
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
"Even if something is left undone everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The Pastor's Corner