I Don’t Live in the 1800’s


Okay, it’s obvious I don’t live in the 1800s. But what you may not know is I have many a time thought I would have done better living in the 1800s because of my love for the Lord, a simple life, the strong biblical preaching back then, the real repentance and real revivals, the focus of believers in Jesus on purity and holiness, the love for God and for family, etc. But I have quickly considered the fact that back then they didn’t have heat, air conditioning, and washing machines. And the temperatures were frigid to say the least – in the fiction books I have read anyway.

What does this have to do with being thankful? As much as sometimes I have dreamed of being in another time, or a different place, or had a different relationship, had a different life’s story, or had different circumstances, the reality is I am thankful for the Lord’s perfect will in my life, for His perfect love and provision, remembering that He always knows best. Which is why I didn’t live in the 1800’s.

God’s will may not be what we would have chosen, but let us be thankful He truly always does know best. Always.

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” Ephesians 5:20 KJV

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