Always new. Always exciting. Always full of promise. The mornings of our lives, each a personal daily miracle.
If we are habitually grumbling and complaining, we should beware; the path we are on leads away from Christ.
It is foolish to be grateful to doctors who give us bitter-tasting medicines to cure our bodies, yet to be ungrateful to God for things that appear harsh to us.
God delights to increase the faith of His children…I say, and say it deliberately – trials, difficulties and sometimes defeat, are the very food of faith…We should take them out of His hands as evidences of His love and care for us in developing more and more that faith which He is seeking to strengthen in us.
Ordinary work, which is what most of us do most of the time, is ordained by God every bit as much as is the extraordinary.
…but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
The gifts of God are not to be rejected on account of the channel that brings them.
Be thankful for the smallest blessing, and you will deserve to receive greater. Value the least gifts no less than the greatest, and simple graces as especial favours. If you remember the dignity of the Giver, no gift will seem small or mean, for nothing can be valueless that is given by the most high God.
I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.
The unthankful heart…discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart…will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessing.