June 12, Today’s thought — It’s a Little Thing.

Being thankful for a cool glass of ice tea on a warm late spring day.
It’s such a little thing.

Good Morning

O magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together.
Psalm 34:3

‘Only he who gives thanks for little things receives the big things.

We prevent God from giving us the great spiritual gifts He has in store for us, because we do not give thanks for daily gifts.

We think we dare not be satisfied with the small measure of spiritual knowledge, experience, and love that has been given to us, and that we must constantly be looking forward eagerly for the highest good. Then we deplore the fact that we lack the deep certainty, the strong faith, and the rich experience that God has given to others, and we consider this lament to be pious.

We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.

How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things?”

~Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community

I will praise the name of God with a song,
and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 69:30

Trust in God for your day. . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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