Monday, November 24, 2008

Yet I Will Rejoice: The Heart of Thanksgiving is God Himself

Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.

(Habakkuk 3:17)

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

(Phillipians 4:13)

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

(2 Corinthians 9:15)

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.

(Psalm 150:6)