Buying Groceries

Earlier today when I went to the store to buy groceries, the woman who checked me out was very rude and negative.  As I prayed about how to handle her, I was reminded of Genesis 1:26-27 where it states, “Then God said, “let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.  So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female he created them.”

Now as I thought on this while still looking at her, I began to pray to know the truth about her as well because those verses are all-inclusive.    As I left, I told her to have a blessed day and my heart lifted.  As I heard her complain, I thought about “Complaint being poverty” and “Gratitude being riches”.  The entire trip home I prayed about her and vaguely remembered a time when I would have reacted to her rudely.  That was so long ago and never a part of who I am, nor could it be her.

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Thankfulness

The more I count my blessings, the more blessings I have to count.  Even the impact of trials are cushioned as I stay grateful for all things!  Psalms 100:4 states, “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”  Then, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 reads, “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Daily, I am reminded that “complaint is poverty and gratitude is riches”.

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Hopeful Anticipation

While waiting on God and trusting Him with a grateful attitude, we see Life through light.  We can only glorify Him in this state of thought; therefore, we are then  able to enjoy Life to the fullest.  Gratitude always is riches while complaint is forever, poverty.

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Isaiah 40:31

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