THANKSGIVING is one of my favorite holidays next to Easter or Resurrection Sunday! The Bible tells us that we were created for God’s pleasure. God gets pleasure from our faith in Him. Giving God thanks is one expression of our believing.
‘In EVERYTHING Give Thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning You.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:18. The Message Bible reads, ‘thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live’. Sometimes this seems easier said than done but as Christ followers we need to learn to live from the inside out!
It is imperative that we understand that we are made in God’s image and likeness as scripture says in Genesis 1:26-27. God is a triune being expressed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and we are also triune as He is…Spirit, Soul and Body! Why is this so necessary for us to understand? Because our giving of thanks is something that comes from within us and is NOT based on the circumstances surrounding us!
THANKSGIVING could be turned around to say Giving of Thanks OR simply BEING THANKFUL. There are several ways that this can be expressed where the beauty and it’s impact will affect those around us including ourselves. There are many benefits that can be experienced when we choose to live from the inside out with a heart of gratitude and thanksgiving! THIS IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS MONTH’S E-Newsletter.
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We pray for you each month according to Ephesians 1:15-23 and Ephesians 3:14-21. Never forget that YOU ARE LOVED, FAVORED & BLESSED!