Monday, May 3, 2010

Humbly Grateful, not Grumbly Hateful

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.” James 1:2

Sometimes we have to admit that it’s hard to “count it all joy.” Sometimes we complain and rather than being humbly grateful, we get grumbly hateful. Oh, how I wish that, beginning today, we would emulate the faith of the saints that have gone before us — saints like Fannie Crosby, the great hymn writer. For most of her life Fannie Crosby was blind, and yet, at the tender age of eight, Fannie wrote:
Oh! What a happy soul am I. Although I cannot see,
I am resolved that in this world, contented I will be.
How many blessings I enjoy that other people don’t.
To weep and sigh because I’m blind, I cannot and I won’t.
And do you know what? She didn’t.

How can you apply this truth to your life today? How can you share this truth with someone else?

Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding

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