Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bread for the Journey

I've been re-reading Sarah Young's Jesus Calling this year and continually 
been reminded how important thanksgiving is in our daily life. 
We celebrate Thanksgiving with good food and give thanks for the many blessings, 
but how much do we give thanks in our daily lives? 
In this little book I've been reminded that when we thank God for good things, 
we affirm that He is God, the giver.

Many times, however, the path ahead is unknown or threatening 
and we are still asked to give thanks. 
When we give thanks to God in adversity, we affirm our trust in Him 
and these circumstances become opportunities  for growth. 
The more extreme our hardship, the more opportunity to see God's power.
I have known this and experienced this, but had to be reminded again.
In fact, I found a certain hardship almost impossible to pray for
because I was way more angry than thankful until
God reminded me that He can make a heart willing to will and to do for His pleasure.
And I asked for that because that promise gave me hope.

Are you finding your situation or the path ahead too threatening?
Know that God will be there each step of the way.
We will know His presence as we read His word
wherein we receive guidance, comfort, strength and the promise
that He is able to do more than we can even ask or imagine.
As we thank Him for these things, our faith is renewed.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12


  1. I certainly needed to hear this today. Thank you.

  2. Just for me today. Thanks. I love her little book too, and her other ones.

  3. Beautiful reminder for me this morning. In everything give thanks��

  4. Beautiful reminder Anneliese. Thank you.

  5. A beautiful verse reminding me, once again, to be faithful in prayer! This has been laid on my heart of late. Thanks for sharing this today!