The Daily Breath of God
Tuesday, September 04 2012
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 NLT Our natural nature seems to be birthed in condemnation, which is very self-focused. In that condition we can find ourselves easily angry, annoyed, irritated and easily having feelings of being criticized. With that nature living thankful and praising the Lord is something to do, which is just one more task along our journey. Grace changes our entire situation. It puts God's love right into the center of our lives, changes our values and how we see ourselves. In that condition, thanksgiving and praise are 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 control of your old nature. Grace is stress and tension free and that will give you a good day. Those around you will feel important, encouraged and refreshed. His grace lets thanksgiving and rejoicing just be who you are.