November Gratitude E. Stone 3 For Everything
â€œâ€¦giving thanksÂ alwaysÂ forÂ allÂ things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christâ€¦â€ (Eph. 5:20)
This passage in Ephesians is more powerful thanÂ theÂ verse in Thessalonians. We are to give thanks alwaysÂ forÂ all things. When theÂ doctor comes andÂ tells you that yourÂ husband has terminal cancer, it is difficult to give thanks for that. ButÂ IÂ needed to accept Â the attitude of Samuel:
â€œThen Samuel told him everything, and hid nothing from him. And he said, â€˜ItÂ isÂ the LORD.Â Let Him do what seems good to Him.â€™â€ 1 Sam. 3:18
And Mary said, â€œBehold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.â€ And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38.
This Ebenezer stone of remembrance is a boulder that reflects the continual need to yield my will to the Lord’s.
Thank you Lord for even this and thy will be done in my life as it is in heaven.