Well, yesterday was the preverbal kick in the pants. I always talk about my relationship with Christ and have wrote on this blog on all the times that God has come thru for me. The truth is that after a while, my faith has gotten a little stagnant. I dare to say that i have been taken Christ for granted.
As we all enter the last days of 2018, i challenge all of you (and myself) in a recommitment to Christ; remembering the way we felt when we first accepted Jesus as our lord and savior.
“Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:3-4, NKJV)
As we approach thanksgiving, writing like this from Joel Osteen remind me what’s really important. Too often, i am worried about my situation and I don’t thank God for what I am already blessed with. As we approach thanksgiving, I thank you lord for everything especially for my forger through the cross. Happy thanksgiving… PJSLB
Today, take time to reflect on and give thanks to God for all of His blessings in your life. Whether you are eating turkey, playing games with your family, watching football or visiting a friend, remember to take time to focus on God’s goodness. Count your blessings and notice all the grace, favor and love that God has given you. Psalm 95:2 says to “come before His presence with thanksgiving…shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”
No matter the circumstances in your life, give thanks and praise to God for all that He has done. Remember how good He is and that His love will endure forever. The Bible says that you show your love for God through your actions toward other people. Reach out to those around you this holiday season and share His love and forgiveness with them. You are blessed to be a blessing to others!
A Prayer for Today
“God, no matter what the circumstances, I always give thanks to You for the blessings in my life. Help me find the time to serve others during this busy season and, in doing so, draw closer to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
We all need a laugh from time to time and what better thing to make a little more lighthearted than politics. Have a great day everyone and there are a few elections that may go to a run off. If you are in an area that has one…continue to vote! God bless everyone.
Keep your eyes on the prize! Have a great morning (or night). Please keep our brothers and sisters in Hawaii in your prayers as they go through what looks to be a storm with some punch.
If you are from Hawaii, let us know how everything is going out there. Prayers to all. PJSLB
update 1: breaks my heart to see this on Facebook as i have countless friends and family in direct path of this hurricane.