An Attitude of Gratitude

Written by Rev. Dr. Willie Caldwell.

Psalm 26:6 I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD. Psalm 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Greetings in the name of our Lord! As we enjoy the summer months it's good to know we have so many blessings to be thankful for. Our God has been so profound and specific in blessing Zion by His provisions, providence and presence.

David has confidence in God and he proclaims his trust in Him. Because of this he declares his innocence and publishes his attitude of gratitude. We would do well to learn from David how to have an attitude of grati-tude. It must be shown and vocally proclaimed to those within and with-out the house of the Lord.

A story is told by the late Cleon Lyles of an experience that happened many years ago when he was holding a gospel meeting in a south Arkan-sas community. He drove out in the country to visit an elderly man. He found the man's tin-roofed shack. In the porch he could see through the window that the man was just finishing his meager meal of beans and salt pork. At that point the man bowed his head and prayed, "I thank Thee, Lawd, I have dined sufficient."

“But God”

Written by Kathryn Elizabeth Clarke.

 For every storm that comes our way,
For every wind that blows,
We can, as Christians, have this hope:
But God is in control!
It's not that we don't ever fear;
At first, sometimes, fear comes.
But God, in all His wondrous Grace,
Makes sure we don't succumb.
We see life's "ups". We see the "downs".
We've had both sun and rain,
And through our seasons, God is there.
He knows our every pain.
His Grace instills a peace in us;
A hope that will not fail,
Because He promised to be there,
And in all, will prevail.


A Gospel preacher took the text:
"But God", and named some ways,
That we, as Christians, will triumph,
And feel God's grace, always.
And never let the Doctor's news
Or others build our fears.
They feel they know, but God, our God,
He knows all, and is near.


Romans 5:8

(Inspired by Rev. Brian D. King, Sr.,

Pastor, The Ezekiel Baptist Church; Phila., PA)

Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

John 10:14-15
“I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.”

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