The Thankful Revolution Potpourri


All thy garments [smell] of myrrh, and aloes, [and] cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

Potpourri is a mix bag of items; hence this will be a section to share randomness.  Just because it may seem arbitrary does not mean it’s not purposeful. Let the sharing begin…

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Thought – would not it be nice if the combination of our shared ideas, efforts, actions, and messages results in a glorious aromatic fragrance that brings a much needed change in our environment.  Dispelling the stench of putridness to usher in sweetness is the end result.  AHHHH can you inhale and take a whiff of this desired scent?  I like to immerse myself in this type of air conditioner that continues to seep into every crevice of my space.  What about you?  Does this sound and smell like something you would enjoy too?  Well, come and see (or better yet smell) – come smell what is being dispensed into the atmosphere spreading The Thankful Revolution’s collaborative essence of Myrrhism – The BitterSweet aroma. To be adorned in a fragrance that is welcomed this is the aspiration for why we do what we do. Let us continue to seek out ways to bring gladness across our planet.  We all can provide this perfumed aroma into the composition of our activities that inevitably enhances every life touched.  Thank you again for engaging in this journey we call life and that life MORE Abundantly.  This includes The Thankful Revolution Potpourri. 

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  1. Habakkuk 3:17-18
    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.


  2. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2


  3. Psalm 138:8
    King James Version
    8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

    Psalm 138:8
    The Message
    7-8 When I walk into the thick of trouble,
    keep me alive in the angry turmoil.
    With one hand
    strike my foes,
    With your other hand
    save me.
    Finish what you started in me, God.
    Your love is eternal—don’t quit on me now.


  4. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. – Philippians 2:3-4


  5. Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. Romans 5:18


  6. “The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don’t understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts” (Matthew 13:19, NLT).


  7. “Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8 (ESV)


  8. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
    9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


  9. Psalm 23:4
    The Message
    4 Even when the way goes through
    Death Valley,
    I’m not afraid
    when you walk at my side.
    Your trusty shepherd’s crook
    makes me feel secure.


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    Creating the Tabernacle
    Sunday, October 17, 2021 | Exodus 39:32–43
    On the Go? Listen to Today’s Devotional
    Does God value creativity and art? Today’s reading clearly shows that He does! Led by Moses, the Israelites’ most talented artisans did their very best creative work to honor God with the building of the tabernacle. While our imagination can be used for sinful purposes, as the people displayed when they created a golden calf idol, it can also be used for righteous purposes, as was done here.

    Among his other leadership gifts, Moses was a skilled administrator who learned from his father-in-law (Exodus 18). The tabernacle project, however, required a different skill set. For the construction of Israel’s national worship center, God gave specific directions and specially gifted two men, Bezalel and Oholiab, with the artistic skills needed to lead the work (Ex. 35:30–36:7). Moses, Aaron, the priests, and Levites supervised the work in general, but these two artists and their team handled turning God’s instructions into physical reality.

    Quite a few forms of art were involved: The artists and craftspeople sewed the priestly garments, including pieces that held precious jewels, one for each tribe. They built the altar of burnt offering, the altar of incense, the basin for washing, the lampstand, the table for the showbread, all the curtains, and of course the Ark of the Covenant.

    Moses inspected the completed items in today’s reading. The key here is the people’s total obedience: “The Israelites did everything just as the Lord commanded Moses” (vv. 32, 42, 43). Our impressions of the Israelites might be negative, but they did have bright moments of faith and obedience as well. Many scholars see in verse 32 an echo of Genesis 2:1. The basic idea is that the events of Exodus represent a new beginning in God’s plan to redeem creation.

    >> Your artistic skills can be used by God! Think today about the ways you can use your skills in writing, painting, drawing, cooking, or singing. How can you honor Him with these gifts?

    Today we pray for the creative and artistic people in Your church. Raise up leaders who will affirm their talents and help them use their gifts to worship You and build up the body of Christ.


  11. 2 Peter 1:20-21
    20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.


  12. Romans 8:15
    15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”


  13. Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


  14. “‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the LORD. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.’” Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT)


  15. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 The Message May the Master of Peace himself give you the gift of getting along with each other at all times, in all ways. May the Master be truly among you!


  16. 1 Chronicles 16:35 NLT Cry out, “Save us, O God of our salvation! Gather and rescue us from among the nations, so we can thank your holy name and rejoice and praise you.”


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