Thankful Thursday! September 5, 2019

Thank you, Lord, for:

Rendon and Preston arriving safely home from NY.  

Lunch with Whitt

Hanging out with Ren & Tru!

A house full of people I love!

Spending time with Alyssa.  

Walking hills with the girls on Tues😛

“Seeing God as the Source

We should see God as the Source of all good and our Sustainer through everything bad. God alone is the Fountain of Life.

As Romans 1: 20 suggests, God’s fingerprints can be seen everywhere in His creation: on the friendships we enjoy, the food we eat, and the pleasures of family, work, and hobbies. But we should never let these secondary pleasures eclipse our love for God. In fact, sometimes we must forgo them to focus more fully on Him. We should thank Him for all of life’s joys and allow them to draw us closer to Him.

God welcomes prayers of thanksgiving for a simple meal, a lively conversation, a captivating book, and every other good thing. When we fail to acknowledge God as the Source of all good things, we fail to give Him the recognition and glory He deserves. We separate God from joy, which is like trying to separate heat from fire or wetness from rain.

God is the Source of all good and our Sustainer through everything bad. Consider the perspective of one accustomed to suffering who can still say, “They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life” (Psalm 36: 8–9). God alone is the Fountain of Life. Without Him there could be neither life nor joy, neither abundance nor delights.

“My heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him” (Psalm 28: 7).

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above” (James 1: 17).

“There are but two lessons for Christians to learn: the one is, to enjoy God in every thing; the other is, to enjoy every thing in God.”—Charles Simeon

Excerpt from “Seeing the Unseen” by Randy Alcorn