Daily Read – Jeremiah 51:54-52:34; Titus 3:1-15; Psalm 100:1-15; Proverbs 26:18-19
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
Thankfulness is a powerful weapon against the enemy of self
. When you are full of thanks, there is no room for self
loves the best seat in the house and the most visible position in the room. It longs to be stroked and coddled thriving on the attention. Self
enjoys feeling sorry for itself. Self
feeds on recognition and requires validation. It lusts and craves for the best of everything and shares all the reasons why it is so deserving.
is blinded to the needs of others unless those needs can somehow credit self
. There is only one god that self
thanks and that is self. Self
loves to perch itself on the throne of the heart until self
realizes that it is not enough and gives up for trying.
If you are exhausted and worn out from living for self
, it is time to nail it to the cross and crucify it. To insure that self
remains dead and buried, fill your mouth with praise and thanksgiving.
Give thanks for all things and bless the name of the Lord. Let your thanks come in the morning, in the evening and through the day in between. Allow praise to fill you up to such a degree that self
will not be able to breathe!
Praise the Lord for His goodness and His everlasting mercy. Praise Him for His mercy and grace. Thank Him for who He is in your life.
Be so full of thanks that there is no room for self.
Precious Lord, thank You, thank You, thank You! Forgive me for walking in self-centeredness. I ask that You would show me when self is about ready to jump on the throne of my heart. I want to nail that thing before it nails me. Holy Spirit, I ask that You remind me each day to review my blessings and to give praise and thanks to God for every one of them. When I awaken, I will thank You; when I lay my head down at evening, I will thank You; and when I walk out the day in between, I will thank You. You are a good and gracious God! Amen!
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