Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bring Rocky Home - 2012-04-07 - 01:28pm

Someone gave me a book with a passage to read every day - it is called "Jesus Calling". I would like to share the piece that I read yesterday with you..... I wanted to give you everything to show you the context but I would like you to focus on the piece that is Bold
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 as natural as breathing. Satan's temptation involved pointing Eve to the one thing that was forbidden to her. The garden was filled with luscious, desirable fruits, but Eve focused on the one fruit she couldn't have rather than 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 a situation that displease you, your mind also becomes darkened. You take life for granted, salvation, sunshine, flowers and countless other gifts from God. You look for what is wrong and refuse to enjoy life until that is "fixed."

When you approach God with thanksgiving, the light of His presence pours into you, transforming you through and through. Walk in the Light with Him by practicing the discipline of thanksgiving.

PSALM 116:17
I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving. And will call upon the name of the LORD

The women said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 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."

"You will not surely die," the serpent said to the women. "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good from evil."

When the women 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 her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

1 JOHN 1:7
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.

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