It is good to remember that the teakettle,although up to its neck it hot water,continues to sing.
An old legend tells how a man once stumbled upon a great red barn after wandering for days in a dark,overgrown forest.
Seeking refuge from the forest's incessantly howling winds,he gladly entered the barn.When his eyes adjusted to the dark,he discovered to his great astonishment that he was standing in Satan's storehouse of seeds to be sown into human hearts.More curious than fearful,he lit a match and began to explore the seed bins around him.He couldn't help but notice that the containers labeled "discouragement" far outnumbered any other type of seed.
Just as the man had drawn this conclusion,one of Satan's foremost demons arrived to pick up a fresh supply of seed.The man asked him, "Why the great abundance of discouragement seeds?"
"Because they are so affective and they take root so quickly!" the demon laughed.The man then asked, "Do they grow everywhere?" At this the demon became sullen.He glared at the man and admitted in disgust,"No.They never seem to thrive in the heart of a grateful person."
Today,choose to be thankful in every circumstance.Don't let the seeds of discouragement take root in your soul.
Rejoice evermore.In everything give thanks;for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16,18