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Thursday, November 23, 2017
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          Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever!

 

I don’t know about you but this year has just flown by. I’ve felt busier than I’ve ever been before and time just seems to slip by faster each day. It’s easy to get so caught up in being busy that we can forget to pause and give thanks to God. As we approach Thanksgiving I want to encourage you to pause for five minutes each day and list to God what you are thankful for. That might be hard for you if you are going through a rough time. I understand and God understands but even in the worst of time God is with us! His love for us endures forever and never fails.

John Wesley wrote, “Thanksgiving is inseparable from true prayer; it is almost essentially connected with it. One who always prays is ever giving praise, whether in ease or pain, both for prosperity and for the greatest adversity. He blesses God for all things, looks on them as coming from Him, and receives them for His sake- not choosing nor refusing, liking or disliking, anything, but only as it is agreeable or disagreeable to His perfect will.”

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever!

I invite you to slow down even as we embark on what for many of us is the busiest time of year. Slow down and seek the joy in each moment. Offer God your thanks and praise for all has done, is doing, and will do. Thanksgiving is and should be inseparable form our prayers and praise.

I am thankful for all of you who are my church family, for our staff who do so much to facilitate the ministry of our church. For your generosity in giving of your time, talents, and money to meets the needs of the church and community. I am thankful for my wife and family without them I couldn’t do or be my best. I am thankful for God who is ALWAYS with me, even when I am not paying attention.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever!

What are you thankful for?

 

God Bless,

Pastor Shawn