THANKS LIVING DAY 12

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PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN AUTHORS

Not every Christian enjoys Christian fiction. A few folks have shared with me that they don’t believe Christian fiction is proper to read. I like Christian fiction and see nothing wrong with a made-up story with real faith entwined. Jesus told parables – and they were not real stories but had a good moral. I watch “The Andy Griffith Show” – Mayberry is not a real town and those are not real people, but it’s a good wholesome program and also teaches good values. I miss the moral to the stories on TV, don’t you?

Well, whether you are a fan of Christian fiction or not, there are some wonderful Christian authors out there! Today I am thankful for the adventures we are able to take with Christian fiction. I’m so very thankful for the people who create those great adventures for us!

Here are a few of my favorite quotes about being thankful:

Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts. – Andrew Murray (1828-1917), South African born missionary and minister.

The prayer that begins with trustfulness, and passes on into waiting, will always end in thankfulness, triumph, and praise. – Alexander MacLaren (1826-1910), Scottish born minister of Great Britain.

Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it. – A.W. Tozer (1897-1963), Christian author and church pastor in America and Canada.

The Lord has given us a table at which to feast, not an altar on which a victim is to be offered; He has not consecrated priests to make sacrifice, but servants to distribute the sacred feast. – John Calvin (1509-1564), French theologian and major church reformer.

The height of devotion is reached when reverence and contemplation produce passionate worship, which in turn breaks forth in thanksgiving and praise in word and song. – R. Kent Hughes, American church planter, pastor, author, Bible commentator.

I’m thankful for the Christian authors who transport me to another place every time I pick up their books.  ❤