Today's entry by Sarah Young in her "Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence".
I hope that you have a great weekend.
"Bring Me the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Take nothing for grated, not even the rising sun. Before Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, thankfulness was as natural as breathing. Satan's temptation involved pointing Eve to the one thing that was forbidden her. The garden was filled with luscious, desirable fruits, but Eve focused on the one fruit she couldn't have rather than being thankful for the many good things freely available. This negative focus darkened her mind, and she succumbed to temptation.
"When you focus on what you don't have or on situations that displease you, your mind also becomes darkened. You take for granted life, salvation, sunshine, flowers, and countless other gifts from Me. You look for what is wrong and refuse to enjoy life until that is 'fixed'.
"When you approach Me with thanksgiving, the Light of My Presence pours into you, transforming you through and through. Walk in the Light with Me by practicing the discipline of Thanksgiving."
~ Taken from Psalm 116:17 (NKJV); Genesis 3:2-6; I John 1:7