This is what TRUE THANKS is all about. May we know that being thankful is never based on our circumstances. Thankfulness and True Joy always come from our complete trust in our LORD. Thankfulness is never in our fears of needing to control situations. He has plans for our lives that are always above what we could ever think or imagine. His ways are perfect. Thank you, again, for your posts Rebecca. :)
In a comment to my post decrying President Obama’s decision to create law through an executive order, my nephew reminded me to give thanks for the fleas. The line alludes to a true story Corrie ten Boom told in her book The Hiding Place.
She and her sister Betsy had been moved in the concentration camp to a room that was crawling with fleas. Their circumstances were bad enough, but the fleas made life almost unbearable.
Because of a passage they studied in the Bible, Betsy had been saying they needed to thank God for everything. Corrie could hardly believe her ears, but then she thought about it and thanked God that she and Betsy were together, that they had a Bible, that they had a sweater and a bottle of vitamins. Maybe a few other things.
After she prayed, Betsy said, You must also thank Him for the…
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