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    3 expressions of thanks

    April 19, 2019

    “Why don’t you bring Me the sacrifices I desire? Bring me your true and sincere thanks and show your gratitude by keeping your promises to me, the Most High. Honor me by trusting in me in your day of trouble. Cry aloud to me and I will be there to rescue you.” Psalm 50:14-15 TPT

    Religion tries to sacrifice things to please God. The word for sacrifice means a truly precious gift. It means bringing our best. But what sacrifice really pleases Him? This scripture indicates three things.

    1. Gratitude from the heart indicates not merely empty words or repetitive phrases or religious traditions. In other words, put your heart into it!
    2. Gratitude with words reveals to us that in addition to a heart of adoration, words should accompany that gift. It’s not enough to love God, but He wants us to talk with Him and communicate both our praises and our turmoils so He can walk through it with us
    3. Gratitude with actions. An action of thanksgiving to God is to turn over our cares because it tells Him we trust His wisdom and His heart. Another action is to include Him in our trials and triumphs. Just like any friend, he wants to cry with you and also celebrate life with you. He appreciates it when we take time to thank Him that He is our answer.

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    Bursting with Joy

    When something is bursting, there’s no room for anything else. A balloon bursting with air pops because there’s no space left. A little kid is bursting inside to tell gramma the exciting news he…

    March 29, 2019
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    3 ways to rest

    What do you picture when you hear the word “rest”? Remember the vacation sitting on the beach looking out at the ocean? Sounds great doesn’t it? But how do you rest in between the…

    March 1, 2019
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    What is a sacrifice of Praise?

    I still remember when my husband bent down and asked me to marry him and extended me a box with an engagement ring. It was an expensive expression of how much he loved me.…

    February 5, 2019
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    How songs are truth containers

    There are containers for everything from shoes to candy. But words are containers of truth or lies. Lies come in all shapes and sizes. Frequently we don’t recognize the lies. Lack of self-esteem is…

    January 2, 2019