We have a little devotion book in our bathroom that have short devotions to read every day. hahaha! Great room to pick up and read throughout the day! : ) I actually took the book into the Living Room this morning and came across the following devotion. I LOVED it!
It is good to remember that the tea kettle, although up to its neck in hot water, continues to sing.
“Rejoice evermore. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”. I Thessalonians 5:16, 18.
An old legend tells how a man once stumbled upon a great red barn after wandering for days in a dark, overgrown forest. Seeking refuge from the howling winds of a storm that seemed to rage perpetually in the forest, he let his eyes grow accustomed to the dark and then, to his astonishment, he discovered that this was the barn where Satan kept his storehouse of seeds to be sown into human hearts. More curious than fearful, he lit a match and began to explore the piles and bins of seeds around him. He couldn’t help but notice that the containers labeled “seeds of discouragement” far outnumbered any other type of seed.
Just as the man had drawn this conclusion, one of Satan’s foremost demons arrived to pick up a fresh supply of seed. The man asked him why the great abundance of discouragement seeds. The demon laughed, “Because they are so effective and they take root so quickly!” The man then asked, “Do they grow everywhere?” At this the demon became sullen. He glared at the man and admitted in disgust, “No. They never seem to thrive in the heart of a grateful person.”
Be thankful for what you have, today. And trust the Lord to take care of what you don’t have.
Okay….going to return the book to the bathroom! : ) Have a blessed, abundant, faith filled day and keep singing!