The Daily Breath of God
Wednesday, January 17 2024
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him, praise his name. Psalm 100:4 NIV
Our natural nature is birthed in feelings of condemnation concerning others and ourselves. In that condition we can find ourselves easily annoyed, irritated, criticized and at times embarrassed. When living like that, giving thanksgiving and praise is something to do and it feels like it is just one more task along our journey. Grace changes the entire situation. It puts God's love right into the center of our lives and changes our values. In grace praising his name is not one more thing to do, it is who we are. Living our journey in thanksgiving and praise to our Lord lets us encourage, bless, be considerate and esteem others as more important than ourselves. Today, may you absolutely enjoy his grace that has set you free from the condemnation of your old nature. Go ahead and enter his gates, his grace will renew your emotions and let thanksgiving and rejoicing be your gift to those who come into contact with you today. Enjoy!