The Daily Breath of God
Tuesday, July 08 2014
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 NLTOur emotions seem to be birthed in feelings of criticism, which is very self-focused. In that condition we can find ourselves easily angry, annoyed, irritated, having feelings of being evaluated. With that nature, living thankful and praising the Lord is something to do, which is just one more task along our journey which can eventually be exhausting. 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, emotions of 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 power of your old emotions. Grace is stress and tension free; it 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. Enjoy!