“I think that it's human nature to look at the dark side of things. We think that grass is greener on the other side, especially when things are not going the way we want.
But remember, when we complain and get negative God cannot work with that type of attitude. There are many examples in scripture where doubt and being negative tie the hands of God. God is a God of faith, and either we believe in Him and His power working in our lives, or we don't.
Paul stated in Heb. 13:15 (Amplified Version), "Let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name."
Why did he say a sacrifice of praise? It is considered a sacrifice when during difficult times our mind and emotions are full of negative things but we choose to praise God. It is during these times when we don't understand what is going on in our life but we continually praise God, not for the negative things but in the middle of the negative things.
As we do this, we are declaring to God that we know that He is bigger than any problem we have. We are declaring that we fully understand that God is in control even when we are not.
I encourage you today that you look around you and begin to give thanks to God for the many blessings that you have.
God is able to meet all of your needs as you praise Him. Choose to be happy and give thanks!”
Dr. Tim Emerick
Quote for Today
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement."
Mother Basilea Schlink’s Attitude for Today
"Love your enemies as your friends - and you will be God's friend."
Mother Basilea Schlink
Proverb for Today
"The Lord is like a strong tower; those who do right can run to him for safety."
Proverbs 18:10 NCT
Word from Scripture for Today
"Obey God's message! Don't fool yourselves by just listening to it. If you hear the message and don't obey it, you are like people who stare at themselves in a mirror and forget what they look like as soon as they leave. ... God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don't just hear and forget."