Sunday Blog: The Art of Thankfulness

Jesus Calling is a great daily devotional book that I read as part of my EMSR (Early Morning Success Routine).  It is written as if Jesus is speaking directly to you, referring to specific scripture.  Here is a summary of a recent one that I thought was worth sharing:

“Thankfulness opens the door to My presence.  Though I am always with you, I have gone to great measures to preserve your freedom of choice.  I have placed a door between you and Me, and I have empowered you to open or close that door.  There are many ways to open it, but a grateful attitude is one of the most effective.  I want you to learn the art of thankfulness in all circumstance.  See how many times you can thank Me daily; this will awaken your awareness to a multitude of blessings and will cushion the impact of trails when they come against you.”

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."  1 Thessalonians 5:18

My prayer is that I will be thankful in all circumstances so that I may fully realize the multitude of blessings that God has in store.

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