Sunday, December 2, 2018

Weekend Words

spring in my garden

(from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)

Thankfulness takes the sting out of adversity. That is why I have instructed you to give thanks for everything. There is an element of mystery in this transaction:  You give Me thanks (regardless of your feelings), and I give you Joy (regardless of your circumstances). This is a spiritual act of obedience--at times, blind obedience. To people who don't know Me intimately, it can seem irrational and even impossible to thank Me for heartrending hardships. Nonetheless, those who obey Me in this way are invariably blessed, even though difficulties may remain.
     Thankfulness opens your heart to My Presence and your mind to My thoughts. You may still be in the same place, with the same set of circumstances, but it is as if a light has been switched on, enabling you to see from My perspective. It is this Light of My Presence that removes the sting from adversity.

Ephesians 5:20; Psalm 118:1;

Psalm 89:15


Addendum: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV)

"in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

In most translations I have looked up (KJV, NKJV and NIV) the verse says to give thanks 'in' all circumstances/everything, not 'for' everything. My thoughts are that this 'in', not 'for', is more accurate (and achievable).  Just saying...)



  1. Yes, I believe I know what you mean about the translation. But, your garden! So bright and beautiful!

    1. The garden is looking pretty at the moment, or parts of it are. I only show you the good parts :)) xx

  2. I agree with you indeed LK xov 😘