November 23 Encounter

Keith Schubert
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How’s your heart this morning?  Are you ready to hear from Him?  Take a moment to prepare your heart.  Then, when you feel ready, read the devotional below.

Philippians 4:10-12

There is a major problem when it comes to being thankful.  We all tend to think, "I'll be grateful to the when I receive things in my life to be grateful about. The more good things I have, the more grateful I'll become.”  In this mindset, gratitude is a product of my circumstances. 

“If God wants me to be grateful, then God should just give me more and more things to be grateful about.”  It actually goes the other way around.

Gratitude is not a matter of the circumstances I inhabit, it's a matter of the person I become. It's not about the stuff I get, it's about the character I develop.

Take a good look at your gratitude today.  What is your gratitude based on: circumstances or God?  What do you sense Him speaking to you right now?  How is He calling you to respond?

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