We are to give thanks to the Lord at all times no matter what bad situation
is in our life at the moment. It is easy for us to forget of our many
blessings and choose to murmur and complain about something negative that
has come before us. Quickly we forget that our positives greatly outweigh
our negatives. We are to be thankful that we have feet that allow us to
walk, hands that allow us to feed and groom ourselves, eyes to see the
beauty of God's creation, ears to hear the infinite sounds that surround us
and the list continues on. We must remember that we are a blessed people
and are to be thankful for all that we have and should not dwell on the bad
that comes our way that is only temporary in nature. The Bible declares in
Hebrews 13:5-7 "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." Be content at all times
and give God thanks in all things and you will see His favor shine upon you.
I hope you are both encouraged and inspired by today's message.
WHERE IS YOUR PROSTHESIS?
The nursing aides for the 89-year-old man planned a surprise party for him.
This active and alert retired doctor had his leg amputated two years ago.
It had been a struggle to adjust to living his life with only one leg,
spending most of his time in a wheelchair.
Family, friends and volunteers filled the brightly decorated room. He
looked at the group and signaled a sweet six-year-old girl, the grandchild
of one of his aides, to come over to him. He reached out and put his arm
around her. He introduced her and announced, "She is my mascot!" He went
on to tell the group assembled that he would never forget the first time
She came in, looked at him and his folded up pants leg in the wheelchair,
and in her charming voice asked, "Where is your prosthesis?" He was
astounded she knew the word. She showed him her prosthesis and told him
When she was three years old a certain disease struck her body which
infected her leg that had to be amputated soon after.
He said this young girl taught him not to complain and to be grateful for
the 88 years during which he had two legs. They share a very special
bond. She feels proud that she was able to help a very old man. He has a
very special smile for the young girl who walks with joyful and energetic
steps, the prosthesis removing all barriers from her path.
By Hedy J. Dalin
When we look only on our negative situation, it is easy for us to become
discouraged, but when we take the time and see what others are going
through, our hardships become much smaller in comparison. We have much to
be thankful for and should choose to look at the good and give thanks for
it never listening to the enemy's temptation to murmur and complain about
the hardships of life. The Bible declares in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "In
every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
concerning you." We are to be thankful at all times no matter what our
circumstances look like and trust that God is able to work things out for
our good in ways that we never thought possible. (Psalm 18:1-6) (Romans 8:28)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
2 Corinthians 4:8-11 "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast
down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the
Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the
life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh."
Deuteronomy 4:30-31 "When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are
come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God,
and shalt be obedient unto His voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful
God;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the
covenant of thy fathers which He sware unto them."
Colossians 3:14-16 "And above all these things put on charity, which is the
bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the
which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of
Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one
another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your
hearts to the Lord."
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in
any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: I WILL NOT WORRY
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Today's Selected Testimony: GOD'S GREAT PROTECTION
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony160.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry