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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sabbath Keeping

"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; 
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 
Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. 
For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. 
In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land."

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." ~ W. T. Purkiser ~
"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. 
Have you used one to say, 'Thank you?'"
"The very quality of your life, whether you love it or hate it, is based upon how thankful you are toward God. It is one's attitude that determines whether life unfolds into a place of blessedness or wretchedness. Indeed, looking at the same rose bush, some people complain that the roses have thorns while others rejoice that some thorns come with roses. It all depends on your perspective."
"This is the only life you will have before you enter eternity. If you want to find joy, you must first find thankfulness. Indeed, the one who is thankful for even a little, enjoys much. But the unappreciative soul is always miserable, always complaining. He lives outside the shelter of the Most High God." ~ Francis Frangipane
"When our perils are past, 
should our gratitude sleep?" 
"I pray for you, that all your misgivings will be melted to thanksgivings. Remember that the shadow a thing casts often far exceeds the size of the thing itself (especially if the light be low on the horizon) and though some future fear may strut brave darkness as you approach, the thing itself will be but a speck when seen from beyond. Oh that He would restore us often with that 'aspect from beyond,' to see a thing as He sees it, to remember that He dealeth with us as with sons." ~ Jim Elliot ~
"If we allow, Thanksgiving prepares us for the gift of Christ." 
~ Sandra ~
"You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink."  ~ G. K. Chesterton
"Who does not thank for little, 
will not thank for much." 
~ proverb ~
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
~ William Arthur Ward ~

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." 

If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know. Names will be kept for one week; around the world, people are praying.

Prayer Keeping ~ Maxine ~ Kurt ~ Annie's husband ~ Joshua ~ Timi and Miki ~ Dustin ~ Dolly ~ Sandra ~

9 comments:

  1. My favorite quote for the day...
    ""If we allow, Thanksgiving prepares us for the gift of Christ."
    ~ Sandra ~" ....because it is SO true! Praying for you, friend!

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  2. and I give thanks for you, my friend - the Lord uses such interesting venues to grow us - nurturing our teeny bit of faith, challenging it to make us stronger and then occasionally tickling us just to make us laugh aloud - this year I give thanks for Sabbath Keeping - you bless your readers greatly.

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  3. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
    ~ William Arthur Ward ~

    A grand lesson in this quote. Thanksgiving to you.

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  4. "If we allow, Thanksgiving prepares us for the gift of Christ."

    Oh, Thistle, this fits wonderful into this special time of opening our hearts amd souls for the birh of Jesus in our poor hut. Great!


    "You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink."

    This I love also VERY much! VERY much! I like to dip the pen into the ink reading this and say thank you. I say thank you, being able to read this post!

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  5. Chesterson's quote is one of my favorites. May I always say grace!

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  6. I love the Chesterton quote, too.

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  7. I too love Chesterton's words! They made my heart sing and I shouted "Yes!"

    This was a wonderful Sabbath Keeping, Sandra!

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  8. I am thankful for you Sandra, and your blog posts that show me a slice of life being lived by a determined and thankful woman of God.

    "Come before His presence with thanksgiving , enter His courts with praise.." Psalm 100

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  9. a great post, thankful for you praying!

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