Saturday, December 12, 2015

Two Men Look at The Same Scene

Thankfulness or unthankfulness is largely a matter of the attitude of our heart.  Two men look at the same scene: one sees the defects and the imperfections;  the other sees the beauty and the brightness.

If you cannot find things to be thankful for today, and
every day,  the fault is in yourself, and you ought to pray for a changed heart, a heart to see God's goodness and to praise Him.

A joyful heart transfigures all the world around us! It finds something to be thankful for in the barest circumstances, even in the dark night of the soul. Let us train ourselves to see the beauty and the goodness in God's world, and in our own circumstances and then we shall stop grumbling, and be content and thankful in all situations.

[J.R. Miller]

1 Thessalonians 5:16  ... Rejoice evermore.

2 Corinthians 7:4 ... Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

Proverbs 15:13 ... A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:15 ...  All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

Proverbs 17:22 ... A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.❤