Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sacrifice of Praise

One act of thanksgiving, when things go wrong with us,
is worth a thousand thanks when things are agreeable
to our inclinations.

Saint John of Avila

{Praise is often a sacrifice.  The more I fall in love with sweet Jesus, the more I realize this.
Lord, give us hearts that praise immediately, even when our hearts are crushed.
I know this praise that comes from the hardest and most painful recesses of our
craggy hearts is what brings you joy...it proves that we love and trust.}

1 comment:

Bugs and Sunshine said...

this morning i read in 1 peter about finding favor with God. one way we can find favor with God is patient enduring in suffering.

your quote goes right along with the theme of the day so far-love that!