Monday, October 3, 2016

A THANKFUL HEART

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good His mercy endures forever." One of life's most important lessons is that of being grateful. Out of humility and thankfulness comes contentment and fulfillment in life. Not in the sense of doing but in being. The world measures success by accomplishments but as we know our lives can be full of activities on the outside and void in the sense of value on the inside.
The Bible makes clear our mindset in life. It states we are to "love mercy, to do justly and to walk humbly with our God." Simplicity in life's purpose brings peace and contentment in a world of chaos and uncertainty. We are to "take joy in the God of our salvation." It will take us to a state of mind and place of the heart where life makes sense and our efforts worthwhile. Truly you and God make a majority, you do not struggle alone.
To have a thankful heart is not one who is pollyannic confronting problems, believing none exist but one who does not forget whose they are when life happens, for "God keeps those in perfect peace whose minds are stayed on Him." Life is mind over matter. The mind of Christ over matters of the heart. King David writes, "I would have despaired unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." So believes a thankful heart.
Michael

This inspiring and encouraging read has been written by Michael E. Wells of the Christian Poet and Writers Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Christianpoetsandwriters/

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