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Thanksgiving for our Provider

Thanksgiving for our Provider

    There are people who are truly thankful and never hesitate to voice their gratitude.  They give God the credit for all the blessings they enjoy.  How many things can you name off the top of your head--quickly--that God has given you?  Sadly, some people are never excited about what God is doing in the world.  Have you seen the enthusaism in a truly thankful person?  They thank God with a loud voice of praise!  
   We have received Jesus "outstretched arms" of welcome and love!  We have received Jesus forgiveness and everlasting hope!  With awe, we can see hundreds of gifts from our Lord Jesus.   The more we see God as our provider, the greater our trust in Him, and the greater the calm that enters our heart.  Start each day by expressing your thanks to God and experience peace.

 

   

THE RIGHT DIRECTION

THE RIGHT DIRECTION

It is fascinating to study the migration of birds!  Take, for example, the Pacific Golden Plover.  These birds are hatched in the areas of Alaska and Siberia.  Before the young ones are old enough to fly great distances, the old birds desert them and fly far away to the Hawaiian Islands.   The young birds are left behind to grow strong and to then follow their parents.  Finally one day these younger birds rise into the sky and set their course out over the Pacific.  They have never made this journey before and they must cross two thousand miles of ocean, with no marks to guide them.  Yet, without error they fly straight to the specks of islands, called Hawaii. 
In the same way, that God has provided this "inside" sense for the birds, God has made provisions for mankind.   When our lives are in "harmony" with God's will, even though we cannot see the way ahead, we have an instinctive sense of the right direction.  God can and will direct our paths!  God plans for the next day and for our eternity.   From the book of Proverbs 3:6:  it reads "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Have inside peace today knowing that God is giving you the right direction to take.  

What's Your Theme?

What's your theme?   (by Newsletter, Newletter)

 Disgusted by a tasteless dish, Winston Churchill once summoned a waiter, saying, "Take this pudding away.  It has no theme!"  Any good dish, book, movie or sermon needs a good theme.  So does a good life!  That's why a personal motto or mission statement is helpful.  William Carey's was "Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God."  Joan of Arc's was "God must be served first."  And St. Paul's was "to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified" (1 Corinthians 2:2, ESV).
 Pastor Curtis Nigh says, "If the heart does not have a noble or goodly theme, then it develops an anti-theme."  What noble theme can you live by as you live for Christ?

Pray for that person!

Pray for people in their presence.
   One of the most underserved needs of people in this world is for someone to bring their deep concerns before God.  Sometimes, it is impossible to change their circumstances, but if you can let them know that someone truly cares enough to treat their needs as important enough to bring before God, it may ease their burden or perhaps even change their perception of God.  When someone shares with you a worry or burden, as them if you can pray on the behalf right now.  If they say no, respect that and pray for their concern when you're on your own.  More often than not, however, you'll find that they say yes.  

Our Firm Foundation

This read came from "Newsletter, Newletter" (Sept. 2018)

During his childhood on the Atlantic Coast, Gregory Elder devoted much time to creating eleborate sandcastles.  "Whole cities would appear beneath my hands," he writes.  One year, when bullies repeatedly crushed his handiwork, Elder finally placed large rocks and concrete chunks at the base of his kingdoms.  The returning bare-footed thugs soon learned a lesson.
   Many people consider today's church under attack from secularism, heresies and sin, Elder writes.  "They forget that the church is built upon a Rock (Matthew 16:18), over which the gates of hell itself shall not prevail."

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Prayer

We give thanks unto You, O God, because we can approach Your throne, at any time, with freedom and confidence! Father, we thank you that we are Your workmanship and our identity is found in You. We are grateful that we were chosen before the foundation of the world, that you adopted us, that you love us, and that we belong to You. When we are tempted to worry about what others think or we are afraid of how others see us, God remind us that You have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. We are no longer condemned; we are forgiven. We are delivered. We are healed. We are set free. We are overcomers by the Blood of the Lamb! We are Your sons and Your daughters. Hallelujah! We are victorious. In Jesus' name, Amen.   (By T.Morrison)