Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pleasant Places

Recently around my home the topic of gratitude vs. grumbling has been discussed. Contentment rather than complaint.

You know. Attitude issues. And we have found this little reminder:
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance.          Psalm 16.6 
We tend to look at what we don't have. Or what others do have. This is a sure recipe for disappointment.

Have you ever given your child a present that you knew was just right for him, that would better him and bring him longer lasting joy than the cheap imitation thing he was clamoring for at the local dollar store? But when he opened it, his face could not bely the feeling of disappointment. He attempted to temper his response, but he leaked.

Ruined - for him that birthday was ruined. Forget all the friends and family gathered, the cake made, the other gifts. Forget that gift even. None of it mattered anymore. He didn't get what he wanted and envisioned, and so the whole birthday didn't even count.

Here's a simple question for you: Are you cherishing the good inheritance He has given you today, or does someone else's look better?

Have you forgotten the friends and family, the cake made, and all the gifts? Have you forgotten even that gift? Maybe it's the gift of learning patience, practicing cheerfulness, mastering thankfulness in all things. Perhaps it's the gift of study in rejoicing with others -- truly rejoicing.

I think sometimes we read things like "rejoice with those who rejoice" and figure it's a nice thought but one we know that no one can really do all the time.

But since the lines have fallen to me in pleasant places and I do have a good inheritance, I am now free to rejoice always for others.

After all, He is mine and I am His.
Could anything be more pleasant than that?

5 Comments:

Blogger Meiqing Xu said...

20160324meiqing
coach outlet
louis vuitton handbags
ray bans
tory burch flats
michael kors outlet online
ray ban outlet
ugg boots
louis vuitton bags
jordan concords
asics shoes
gucci handbags
jordan 8
michael kors outlet
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
toms shoes
air max 90
michael kors outlet
ray ban sunglasses
nike huarache
ugg boots
vans shoes
basketball shoes
toms shoes
kate spade handbags
louis vuitton outlet
juicy couture
tory burch sale
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
ugg boots
louis vuitton
coach outlet
louis vuitton
coach factorty outlet
true religion
coach factory outlet
ray ban sunglasses outlet
coach factorty outlet

2:21 AM  
Blogger Hua Cai said...

mulberry handbags sale
longchamp solde
coach outlet store
cheap jordans
louboutin pas cher
michael kors outlet
timberland boots
oakley sunglasses
mulberry outlet
louis vuitton outlet store
beats headphones
mulberry outlet,mulberry handbags outlet
longchamp pliage
tory burch outlet online
coach outlet
toms outlet
cartier sunglasses
swarovski outlet
true religion jeans
lululemon outlet
cartier watches for sale
fitflops outlet sale
michael kors outlet
michael kors wallet
ralph lauren polo
air max 2015
ray-ban sunglasses
coach outlet store
cheap oakley sunglasses
coach factory outlet
tiffany and co jewelry
replica watches
soccer jerseys wholesale
nike huarache
babyliss pro
20160531caihuali

11:57 PM  
Blogger Zheng junxai5 said...


zhengjx20160602
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton bags
nike uk
cheap jordans
nike air max uk
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
cheap jordans
toms wedges
air jordan homme
lebron 12
nike air max uk
supra footwear
air jordan shoes
nike outlet store
tory burch outlet
ralph lauren
basketball shoes
michael kors outlet clearance
louis vuitton purses
coach factory outlet
jordan retro 4
kobe 10
longchamp outlet
louis vuitton handbags
cheap ray ban sunglasses
red bottom shoes
toms wedges
kate spade outlet
air jordan shoes
michael kors outlet clearance
abercrombie outlet
nfl jerseys
coach factory outlet
oakley outlet
louis vuitton
ralph lauren outlet
ray bans
cheap oakleys
christian louboutin shoes

1:43 AM  
Blogger Gege Dai said...

michael kors handbags clearance
coach outlet online
dior outlet
nike air huarache
burberry outlet
tory burch outlet online
michael kors outlet clearance
michael kors uk
ferragamo shoes
ralph lauren outlet
abercrombie and fitch
michael kors factory outlet
nike roshe run shoes
coach outlet
adidas shoes
prada shoes
prada outlet
michael kors outlet
mulberry outlet
reebok outlet store
uggs outlet
michael kors outlet online
swarovski crystal
police sunglasses
michael kors uk outlet
jordan 4
michael kors outlet
adidas wings shoes
air max 90
adidas nmd runner
ghd hair straighteners
burberry outlet store
tory burch outlet
the north face outlet
nike roshe run
michael kors outlet
0813jianxiang

1:24 AM  
Blogger dada24 Xu said...

louis vuitton bags
louis vuitton pas cher
uggs outlet
hermes belt outlet
north face jackets
lebron james shoes 2016
cartier
michael kors outlet store
uggs outlet
ray ban sunglasses
canada goose outlet
burberry outlet online
burberry bags
christian louboutin outlet
ferragamo outlet
louis vuitton outlet online
cheap jordans
jordan shoes
oakley sunglasses cheap
cheap basketball shoes
polo ralph lauren outlet
ugg australia
converse outlet
cartier love ring
kate spade handbags
michael kors outlet store
louboutin outlet
michael kors outlet online
moncler outlet
burberry outlet canada
ugg pas cher
ralph lauren uk
gucci outlet online
2016826caiyan

9:07 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home