"That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
O Lord my God,
I will give thanks to you forever!"
~ Psalm 30:12 ~
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
~ L. M. Montgomery ~
"We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary,
small (and yet really not small) gifts." ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer ~
"Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks."
~ Thomas Goodwin ~
"One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to His goodness it becomes a routine." ~ Joel Osteen ~
"God has promised to supply all our needs.
What we don't have now, we don't need now."
~ Elizabeth Elliot ~
"God says to give thanks in everything. That doesn't mean you need to give thanks FOR everything. You don't need to give thanks FOR that bad day. Or FOR that bad relationship. Or being passed over at work. Financial hardship. Whatever it is - you are not to give thanks FOR the difficulties, but rather IN the difficulties. That is a very important distinction, and one I think we often miss. Giving thanks IN everything shows a heart of faith that God is bigger than the difficulties and that He can use the, if you approach Him with the right heart and spirit, for your good and His glory."
~ Tony Evans ~
"We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy and zeal." ~ J. I. Packer ~
"There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings: a thankful reflection, on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them. The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate." ~ Hannah More ~
"Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now." ~ A. W. Tozer ~
"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country." ~ C. S. Lewis ~
"When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted
or take them with gratitude."
~ G. K. Chesterton ~
"I'm just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that's the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective."
~ Tim Tebow ~
"Yes, give thanks for 'all things' for, as it has been well said 'Our disappointments are but His
appointments.'" ~ A. W. Pink ~
"Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it." ~ A. W. Tozer ~
"In happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
In difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
In quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
In painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANKS GOD."
~ Rick Warren ~
"Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria
and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They
stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!"
When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went,
they were cleansed.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him-and he was a Samaritan.
Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one
returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?"
Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."
~ Luke 17: 11-19 ~
Please pray for ~ Steve ~ folks struggling to recover from recent storms ~ Gladys ~ Jim ~ Rebekah ~ (thanks for praying for me...toe isn't broken, only sprained, and healing nicely)