"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Friday, April 6, 2012

Jesus Calling April 6th

Bring Me the sacrifice of thanksgiving.  Take nothing for granted, not even the rising of the sun.  Before Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, thankfulness was a natural as breathing.  Satan’s temptation involved pointing Eve to the one thing that was forbidden her.  The garden was filled with luscious, desirable fruits, but Eve focused on the one fruit she couldn’t have rather that being thankful for the many good things freely available.  This negative focus darkened her mind, and she succumbed to temptation.

When you focus on what you don't have or on situations that displease you, your mind also becomes darkened.  You take for granted life, salvation, sunshine, flowers, and countless other fists from Me.  You look for what is wrong and refuse to enjoy life until that is ‘fixed.’

When you approach Me with thanksgiving, the Light of My Presence pours into you, transforming you through and through.  Walk in the Light with Me by practicing the discipline of thanksgiving.

 

I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the Lord.~Psalm 116:17 (NKJV)

 

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. ~Genesis 3:2-6

 

But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. ~1 John 1:7

 

My thoughts:

I really need to stop being like Eve.  It is human nature to want what you can’t have, to worry but we need to remember that what God can give us far out ways our selfish worldly wants!! 
I also need to thank Him more for what I do have!  I have a loving husband and daughter, my husband has a job that allows us to have a roof over our head and the simple things we need!  Thank you Lord for that!  For blessing us more than we deserve!

Jesus callingSo.. a friend of mine was/is doing a daily devotional called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. I decided to head on over iTunes and see what they had since I had a gift card for iTunes. They had it so I got it. I really like it. The one I got is more like an app than the audible book but I still like it.

Jesus Calling App

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1 comment:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Another good devotion. I was watching the Money Saving MOm's live webcast last night. Someone asked her what devotional she uses.One of them is the "Jesus Calling" devotional :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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