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Friday, September 25, 2009

Brightens My Face

This was supposed to be an entry for my thankful Thursday but I forgot to publish it so here goes. I hardly ever read Habakkuk. Actually just pronouncing it gets me in giggles and bouts of snickering. However, one of my favorite passages ever is :
Habakkuk 3:17-19

17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.

We all know how to show gratitude when something good comes our way or when we meet good fortune but to honestly be thankful in spite of adversity and in the middle of calamity, now that is the mark of a truly grateful heart.

Thanks for Your grace which keeps me humble and accepting of whatever comes my way!


Anonymous said...

dats one of my fav. verses as well

Afronuts said...

I remember this part of the scripture.
You'll be surprised at what you'll find in the book of Habakuk. Take ur time to read further. You'll be lightened by more in this book

Maxine said...

@ Anonymous- it is awesome isn't it?
@Afronuts- I will read further then! Thanks!

yankeenaijababe said...

I actually never read certain passages in the bible like Habakkuk to be precise. Thanks for quoting and bringing it to my knowledge. I will check it out. Thank God for you and your kind blog. I actually did a thankful post after reading GNG blog. Enjoy your weekend.

Maxine said...

@ YNC-Thanks babe!

Shels said...

love it...yeah av always thought habakuk was funny too..n i hardly ever read habakuk...n i dun read revelations too cos its jus

Mike said...

Giving thanks always is a must!
Thanks for the pleasant reminder.

Maxine said...

@Shels-haha c'mon girl, read revelations! its good stuff! hehe
@Mike- My Pleasure :)

Sweetnothin' said...

i needed to hear that. for some reason, I thought he had abandoned me. thanks for reminding me to praise him even in the midst of adversity

Maxine said...

@ Sweetnothin- He will never leave you nor forsake you!(Deut 31:6)Certain situations build character :)

Ebony~!* said...

I totally loveeeeeeee this blog! My first time here. I know habakuk is one of those books i just jump over lol i guess i shud dive into it and suprise myself! lol

Myne Whitman said...

It's always good to be thankful for God's goodness. You chose a good passage. Thanks for sharing.

Maxine said...

@ Ebony- Thanks! Do come back again!
@ Myne- Thanks for stopping by too. I am thankful you came accross this :)