Thursday, November 22, 2012

sacrifice of praise

I am taking this directly from a devotional entitled Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young.  I was given this devotional by a woman in my church who is also going through tremendous difficulty and what a blessing it has been.  This entry from yesterday is exactly how I want to spend my day today:

Thank me throughout this day for My presence and My peace.  These are gifts of supernatural proportions.  Ever since the resurrection, I have comforted My followers with these messages: peace be with you, and I am with you always.  Listen as I offer you My peace and presence in full measure.  The best way to receive these glorious gifts is to thank Me for them.

It is impossible to spend too much time thanking and praising Me.  I created you first and foremost to glorify Me.  Thanksgiving and praise put you in proper relationship with Me, opening a way for My riches to flow into you.  As you thank Me for My presence and Peace, you appropriate my richest gifts.  

Hebrews 13:15 - Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks unto His name. 

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving today, and may it be filled with praise to our ever-gracious Father.  

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