J. R. MacDuff: Perpetual Feast

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Cultivate the thankful spirit! It will be to thee a perpetual feast. There is, or ought to be, with us no such thing as small mercies: all are great, because the least are undeserved. Indeed, a really thankful heart will extract motive for gratitude from everything, making the most of scanty blessings.”

J. R. MacDuff in The Christian Register, Volume 95, 6 January 1916, Page 13.

Jenni and I are giving thanks for a peaceful weekend together with each other, with moments with dear friends, and time for worship and rest. We have so much for which to be thankful. MacDuff is spot on when he says that cultivating a thankful spirit becomes a perpetual feast.

What are you thankful for today? Until we grasp all we have in Christ, we often don’t think we can be generous. When we give thanks for even “scanty blessings” we realize that we always have margin for generosity. Thank you God for all our blessings large and small.

On the large side, I am thankful for my mother, Patsy Hoag. I won’t say her age, but today is her birthday. I love you mom! Happy Birthday. On the small side, I am thankful for the gift of rest in the form of the afternoon nap I am planning to take later today!

This article reposted with permission from: Generosity Monk

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