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Happy Thanksgiving!
11/25/2015 12:00:01 AM by: PJ

It is Thanksgiving. Whether you are standing in the TSA line, running to catch a connecting flight, in between trains, or on your way to grandma’s or the mall, here are a few great quotes on thankfulness.

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:18 ).

Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.  – A.W. Tozer

Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks. – Thomas Goodwin

Gratitude exclaims, very properly, ‘How good of God to give me this.’ Adoration says, ‘What must be the quality of that Being whose far-off and momentary coruscations are like this!’ One’s mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun. – C.S. Lewis

The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels a profound sense of gratitude and has no one to thank. – Philip Yancey

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. – G.K Chesterton

Impatience will just destroy thankfulness. Learn to thank God for the process. And learn, if you’re looking at your partner in life or your children or whatever it is, for the little signals of process for which you can thank God that He’s accomplishing His great purpose. Don’t be in a hurry to see the things happen that are happening perfectly on time in His economy. – John MacArthur

You who are enriched with treasures of godliness, bless God for it. This flower does not grow in nature’s garden. You had enlisted yourselves under the devil and taken pay on his side, fighting against your own happiness, and then God came with converting grace and put for a loving and gentle violence, causing you to espouse his quarrel against Satan! You had lain many years soaking in wickedness, as if you had been parboiled for hell, and then God laid you steeping in Christ’s blood and breathed holiness intro your heart! Oh, what cause you have to write ourselves as eternal debtors to free grace! – Thomas Watson

If we will only think, we shall begin to thank. – Charles Spurgeon

When we reach the hill-tops of heaven, and look back upon all the way whereby the Lord our God hath led us, how we shall praise him who, before the eternal throne, undid the mischief which Satan was doing upon earth. How shall we thank him because he never held his peace, but day and night pointed to the wounds upon his hands, and carried our names upon his breastplate! Even before Satan had begun to tempt, Jesus had forestalled him and entered a plea in heaven. Mercy outruns malice. – Charles Spurgeon

The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God, who has led us through all, and preserved us until now. Our griefs cannot mar the melody of our praise, we reckon them to be the bass part of our life’s song, “He hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.” – Charles Spurgeon

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at EBBC!

 

adapted from Eric Davis at the Cripplegate blog

 
 
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