Posted by: Pastor | May 3, 2010

Grumbly hateful or humbly grateful?

Adrian Rogers writes:

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

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Sometimes we have to admit that it’s hard to “count it all joy.” Sometimes we complain. 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. Rather than being grumbly hateful, we should be humbly grateful.

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