Giving Thanks for Daily Dish Two

DAILY DISH: Patient Delight

Today I am thanking God for a long day. It almost seemed like today would never end. Especially because we had that extra hour, it feels a lot later than it is.

Do you ever thank God for giving you a little patience? I have been getting rather irritated and frustrated with some of our circumstances, and as I read this verse I found a few things to be thankful for today.

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

 I am thankful that I am being filled with the knowledge of His will.

SO I lean not on my own understanding.

And as He teaches me to live a life worthy and one which pleases Him, then I am grateful to be bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God.

SO I don’t please myself.

I am thankful to be strengthened with His glorious power so that I might have great endurance and patience.

SO I lean not on my own strength.

I am giving thanks today because He has qualified me to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.

SO I have nothing to fear.

I am thankful that He has rescued me from the dominion of darkness and has brought me into His kingdom.

SO I can trust Him.

I am thankful for the forgiveness of my sins.

So I can believe Him.

When these days seem long and never ending, when the storm seems like it could go on forever, and when you see no sign of land, we can be confident in this, He is going to strengthen us to have great endurance and patience in the wait.

This recipe of patient delight was from Paul while he was in prison. Can you taste His goodness in your suffering?

Thankful

 

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About Jodie Dye

Originally from the Detroit, Michigan area, Jodie has made Bradenton, FL her home since October 2015. A former gang member and drug addict who had lost all hope of living, Dye felt the Lord calling her to follow him on Sept. 1, 1992. She has been following Jesus Christ for over 25 years with a greater addiction than she had with drugs. Her life testifies that God can create beauty from the hopeless cases in today’s society. What the enemy meant for her demise, God turned everything around and all things became new in her life. Bill and Jodie Dye married in October 10, 2010. They have three children each, making their lovely family a model of the brady bunch. Her calling is to prepare the Church for the coming of Jesus Christ. She is very passionate about helping people inside the Church walls to know their identity in Christ so they can be better equipped to live out what they believe. She has written four books with the focus on this preparation. Her book called Beauty Treatments: Prepare to Meet Your King helps the Bride of Christ prepare to meet King Jesus for when He returns. Jodie directs and hosts Beauty Treatment retreats, workshops and conferences. She has also been a speaker at various women's events and conferences. For more information on the next retreat, please visit www.innerbeautytreatments.com
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