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Guard Yourselves With Gratitude!

 28.2.11

Today is new day, a brand new day no one has ever lived; a day in which we are awaken to new opportunities, to new mercies... isn't that incredible?

I want to share with you this verse and what John Piper says about it and gratitude, (I recommend you to read the whole sermon)

"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ."             Col 2: 6-8

"...thankfulness is an essential guardian of the soul, and therefore we should guard ourselves with gratitude. Evidently we are fair game for the devil when we don't abound with thanksgiving. Unless the song of thanksgiving is being sung in our hearts the enemy outside will deceive his way into the city of our soul, and the enemy sympathizers within will make his job easy. So for the sake of your own safety, strive to fill your heart with thanksgiving! Guard yourselves with gratitude!"


So I will keep on counting the impossible... His mercies over me which I do not deserve!


1172. My Beloved... keeping my heart.


1173. Friends who help me think out..


1174. My friends who love sound doctrine so passionately.


1175. Not one, but several books on my nightstand.


1176.  Cappuccinos for two.




1177.  A morning in the woods... and my oldest son teaching my little one how to climb trees from the roots!




 1178. Dogs who bring so many laughs!




1179.  Light shining so beautifully through some old logs!





1180.  My daughter, her guitar, her songs... her beautiful life!




1181. My Beloved helping my little one build a doll's house with a cardboard box.








1182. Pretty flowers in my garden




1183. I am so grateful that even though we live in a busy, busy, big, big city... I wake up every morning to the song of many birds!

1184.  A new day, a new week, new mercies!






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Now you know... guard your soul, give thanks to God!

Share with us, what makes your soul sing for joy and gratefulness today?

Under His  Sun and by His grace,







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If I am happy it is because of God! God, in His sovereign grace, has called me out of darkness into His Admirable light. He has opened my eyes and has shown me the way to Eternal Life. He has set my feet on a journey, and now I am walking Daily on My Way to Heaven. I did not find Jesus, He found me. I did not seek Him, yet He called me. I did not love Him, yet He loved me. I deserved death and He gave me Life. This is the place where I keep a journal of my life under His sun and by His grace!
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"It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven... to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness?"

Jonathan Edwards

"I am still pondering God's greatness in His creation. I have so many questions that I would like to ask the Lord about the universe, creation, the fall of man... But when I'm in heaven, I wonder if I will even remember them. At that time, being in the presence of God will be enough. I'm thankful that I can look forward to that day."

-Persis

“Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.”

- Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart



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