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THANKFUL - GRATEFUL - BLESSED

Join us as we celebrate and prepare our hearts during this beautiful Thanksgiving season. Each day we will be sharing artistic expression through Art, Music, Photography, Poetry, Prose and Scripture to focus your mind and thoughts on the blessings God has given us and our response of thanks and praise.

  HOW TO BE THANKFUL IN DIFFICULT TIMES – by Billy Graham   “Don’t think of thankfulness as an obligation that God demands of us. Think of it instead as an opportunity—an opportunity God gives us to pause and remember all the good things He has done for us.  Does this seem impossible to you? It probably does right now; all you can think about are the hard times you’ve been through in the last year. And this isn’t necessarily wrong; those times were real, and so are your grief and your heartache. Job—who knew what it was to suffer pain and loss—declared, “Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1).  But listen: God knows what you’ve been going through—and He has never abandoned you. He loves you, and He has helped you and sustained you even when you weren’t aware of it. How do I know He loves you? I know it because Jesus Christ was willing to go to the cross and give His life for you, so all your sins could be forgiven and you could be with Him in Heaven forever….  Let me suggest that you take a sheet of paper, and prayerfully write down everything you can think of that’s good in your life. Then thank God for each one—and ask Him to remind you of them every day. The Bible says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 118:1).”   SCRIPTURE    I Thessalonians 5:18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.    Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.    Psalm 106:1 Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!    PRAYER   Thank you, Lord, for your Word that says you give us the power to come out of our trials “as gold.” Thank you that this storm will not last forever, but we’re only passing through. Thank you that nothing has taken you by surprise. You know our journey better than we know it ourselves, and you will use this time of testing for good. We praise you God, for you go before us and cover us from behind. You walk beside us and make our footsteps firm. You are our Protector and Defense. We never have to fear that we’re alone, thank you for your powerful Presence surrounding us. We renew our focus on You this day, and thank you in advance for all that you will do. We love you, we need you, we choose to look to you today, and every day. Amen.    QUOTES     “Praise God even when you don't understand what He is doing”. – Author unknown    “Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser. So thank the past for a better future”. – Author unknown

HOW TO BE THANKFUL IN DIFFICULT TIMES – by Billy Graham

“Don’t think of thankfulness as an obligation that God demands of us. Think of it instead as an opportunity—an opportunity God gives us to pause and remember all the good things He has done for us.

Does this seem impossible to you? It probably does right now; all you can think about are the hard times you’ve been through in the last year. And this isn’t necessarily wrong; those times were real, and so are your grief and your heartache. Job—who knew what it was to suffer pain and loss—declared, “Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1).

But listen: God knows what you’ve been going through—and He has never abandoned you. He loves you, and He has helped you and sustained you even when you weren’t aware of it. How do I know He loves you? I know it because Jesus Christ was willing to go to the cross and give His life for you, so all your sins could be forgiven and you could be with Him in Heaven forever….

Let me suggest that you take a sheet of paper, and prayerfully write down everything you can think of that’s good in your life. Then thank God for each one—and ask Him to remind you of them every day. The Bible says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 118:1).”

SCRIPTURE

I Thessalonians 5:18
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Psalm 106:1
Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

PRAYER

Thank you, Lord, for your Word that says you give us the power to come out of our trials “as gold.” Thank you that this storm will not last forever, but we’re only passing through. Thank you that nothing has taken you by surprise. You know our journey better than we know it ourselves, and you will use this time of testing for good. We praise you God, for you go before us and cover us from behind. You walk beside us and make our footsteps firm. You are our Protector and Defense. We never have to fear that we’re alone, thank you for your powerful Presence surrounding us. We renew our focus on You this day, and thank you in advance for all that you will do. We love you, we need you, we choose to look to you today, and every day. Amen.

QUOTES

“Praise God even when you don't understand what He is doing”. – Author unknown

“Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser. So thank the past for a better future”. – Author unknown

  Gratitude and Praise    THANKSGIVING PRAYER by J.E. Rankin   We come, O Lord, these Autumn days, With hymns of gratitude and praise. Harvest of gold the plains adorn, Rich fruits roll forth from Plenty’s horn; Thou givest treasures from the rocks; The little hills are clothed with flocks; The seas are with their burden white, And new Thy mercies day and night.  For changing seasons as they go, For Autumn leaf, for Winter’s snow, For the green verdure of the Spring, For life in plant and life on wing, For Summer with its ripening heat, For hopes the rounded years complete, For morn and noon, for night and day, For light that marks our heavenward way;  For all the blessings of Thy hand, For freedom in fair freedom’s land, Pursuits of thrift that bring us wealth, For schools and churches, peace and health, For commerce, yielding up her stores, Brought for man’s use from distant shores; For countless gifts, O Lord, we raise Our hymns of gratitude and praise.  Thou settest man in families, And all his wants the earth supplies; Of children, be they far or near, Of children’s children gathered here, We thank Thee for Thy gracious care, And lift for them the secret prayer, As clustered round each social board We eat and drink, and praise the Lord.   SCRIPTURE  Psalm 95:2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!    Psalm 100:4-5 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;  Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.   QUOTE    “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

Gratitude and Praise

THANKSGIVING PRAYER by J.E. Rankin

We come, O Lord, these Autumn days,
With hymns of gratitude and praise.
Harvest of gold the plains adorn,
Rich fruits roll forth from Plenty’s horn;
Thou givest treasures from the rocks;
The little hills are clothed with flocks;
The seas are with their burden white,
And new Thy mercies day and night.

For changing seasons as they go,
For Autumn leaf, for Winter’s snow,
For the green verdure of the Spring,
For life in plant and life on wing,
For Summer with its ripening heat,
For hopes the rounded years complete,
For morn and noon, for night and day,
For light that marks our heavenward way;

For all the blessings of Thy hand,
For freedom in fair freedom’s land,
Pursuits of thrift that bring us wealth,
For schools and churches, peace and health,
For commerce, yielding up her stores,
Brought for man’s use from distant shores;
For countless gifts, O Lord, we raise
Our hymns of gratitude and praise.

Thou settest man in families,
And all his wants the earth supplies;
Of children, be they far or near,
Of children’s children gathered here,
We thank Thee for Thy gracious care,
And lift for them the secret prayer,
As clustered round each social board
We eat and drink, and praise the Lord.

SCRIPTURE

Psalm 95:2
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Psalm 100:4-5
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

QUOTE

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

God’s Blessings…
 
MUSIC:  A Gaelic Blessing by John Rutter, Catrin Finch, Sinfonia Cymru
 
AN IRISH BLESSING
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be at your back.
May the sun shine warm on your face
And rains fall soft on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand. 
 
May your days be many and your troubles be few,
May all God’s blessings descend upon you,
May peace be within you, may your heart be strong,
May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam. 
 
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been 
the foresight to know where you’re going
and the insight to know when you’re going too far.
 
F.E. Marsh once listed some of God’s blessings for his children:
An acceptance that can never be questioned – Ephesians 1:6
An inheritance that can never be lost – 1Peter 1:3-5
A deliverance that can never be excelled – 2 Corinthians 1:10
A grace that can never be limited – 2 Corinthians 12:9
A hope that can never be disappointed – Hebrews 6:18,19
A bounty that can never be withdrawn – 1 Colossians 3:21-23
A joy that need never be diminished – John 15:11
A nearness to God that can never be reversed – Ephesians 2:13
A peace that can never be disturbed – John 14:27
A righteousness that can never be tarnished – 2 Corinthians 5:21
A salvation that can never be canceled – Hebrews 5:9
 
QUOTE
“However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always succeed all our wishes and our thoughts.” – John Calvin

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THANKSGIVING by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We walk on starry fields of white
   And do not see the daisies;
For blessings common in our sight
   We rarely offer praises.
We sigh for some supreme delight
   To crown our lives with splendor,
And quite ignore our daily store
   Of pleasures sweet and tender.

Our cares are bold and push their way
   Upon our thought and feeling.
They hand about us all the day,
   Our time from pleasure stealing.
So unobtrusive many a joy
   We pass by and forget it,
But worry strives to own our lives,
   And conquers if we let it.

There’s not a day in all the year
   But holds some hidden pleasure,
And looking back, joys oft appear
   To brim the past’s wide measure.
But blessings are like friends, I hold,
   Who love and labor near us.
We ought to raise our notes of praise
   While living hearts can hear us.

Full many a blessing wears the guise
   Of worry or of trouble;
Far-seeing is the soul, and wise,
   Who knows the mask is double.
But he who has the faith and strength
   To thank his God for sorrow
Has found a joy without alloy
   To gladden every morrow.

We ought to make the moments notes
   Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;
The hours and days a silent phrase
   Of music we are living.
And so the theme should swell and grow
   As weeks and months pass o’er us,
And rise sublime at this good time,
   A grand Thanksgiving chorus.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

QUOTE

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

  The blessing of the dance…   Ken Gire, in The Divine Embrace, writes about reflecting on where Jesus has taken us on the “dance floor” of our lives. Sometimes the dance goes so fast, the steps so dizzying, that we don’t recognize until much later that there was a patter to it all. But there is always a pattern-a reason for each step, a place He is leading.  “Why do we so often fail to recognize this? Maybe we, in some ways, fear our own past, the decisions we’ve made-mainly those decision we know led us in the wrong direction. The times we tripped or stumbled on the dance floor-bruised our tailbone and our ego-are not things we want to see on instant replay. We want to forget them. Leave them buried. Move beyond them. Pretend such embarrassing or exposing moments never happened. But in doing so, we forfeit something.  When I refuse to reflect, I forfeit the memory of the grace He offered at that moment when He held out His hand and lifted me up from where I had fallen. When He sat by my side until I was ready to dance again. When He held me in His arms and wiped away my tears. When He promised, “There is still a symphony. There is still a dance. And I still want to dance with you.”  The moments He takes our trips and stumbles and creates something precious-more so than a perfect dance without a single misstep. He creates grace and beauty. He extends His love.  Such moments we would do well to remember because those are the moments that show us the heart of he who is the Lord of the dance.”   Dear Lord, Thank you for each moment With you on the dance floor I love the rush, the exhilaration The synchronic steps Especially when they make sense And I know where I’m going But it doesn’t usually happen that way For that is not the way you dance So I falter. I stumble. I trip. And I am afraid That others will see and know I really have no idea what I’m doing. Where I’m going. “I’ll sit this one out.” But you follow me. Sit with me. Hold my hand and squeeze it when the music quickens, the beat changes. As if to say, “Come on, this will be fun.” Thank you for staying with me For patiently waiting And not taking my first “no” as my final answer Thank you that you know me better My fear. My timidity. Yet you know I’ll be happiest On the dance floor with you Following your lead Stepping in time to your rhythm Even when I falter Even when I stumble Having your arms around me So I never completely fall Help me not fear to look back, even at the most embarrassing parts of the dance To remember where you’ve led THAT you’ve always led And always stayed with me I accept your hand And join you in the dance once more    PSALM 68:3 But the righteous shall be glad; they shall rejoice before God; they shall dance with joy.

The blessing of the dance…

Ken Gire, in The Divine Embrace, writes about reflecting on where Jesus has taken us on the “dance floor” of our lives. Sometimes the dance goes so fast, the steps so dizzying, that we don’t recognize until much later that there was a patter to it all. But there is always a pattern-a reason for each step, a place He is leading.

“Why do we so often fail to recognize this? Maybe we, in some ways, fear our own past, the decisions we’ve made-mainly those decision we know led us in the wrong direction. The times we tripped or stumbled on the dance floor-bruised our tailbone and our ego-are not things we want to see on instant replay. We want to forget them. Leave them buried. Move beyond them. Pretend such embarrassing or exposing moments never happened. But in doing so, we forfeit something.

When I refuse to reflect, I forfeit the memory of the grace He offered at that moment when He held out His hand and lifted me up from where I had fallen. When He sat by my side until I was ready to dance again. When He held me in His arms and wiped away my tears. When He promised, “There is still a symphony. There is still a dance. And I still want to dance with you.”

The moments He takes our trips and stumbles and creates something precious-more so than a perfect dance without a single misstep. He creates grace and beauty. He extends His love.

Such moments we would do well to remember because those are the moments that show us the heart of he who is the Lord of the dance.”

Dear Lord,
Thank you for each moment
With you on the dance floor
I love the rush, the exhilaration
The synchronic steps
Especially when they make sense
And I know where I’m going
But it doesn’t usually happen that way
For that is not the way you dance
So I falter. I stumble. I trip.
And I am afraid
That others will see and know I really have no idea what I’m doing.
Where I’m going.
“I’ll sit this one out.”
But you follow me. Sit with me.
Hold my hand and squeeze it when the music quickens, the beat changes.
As if to say, “Come on, this will be fun.”
Thank you for staying with me
For patiently waiting
And not taking my first “no” as my final answer
Thank you that you know me better
My fear. My timidity.
Yet you know I’ll be happiest
On the dance floor with you
Following your lead
Stepping in time to your rhythm
Even when I falter
Even when I stumble
Having your arms around me
So I never completely fall
Help me not fear to look back, even at the most embarrassing parts of the dance
To remember where you’ve led
THAT you’ve always led
And always stayed with me
I accept your hand
And join you in the dance once more

PSALM 68:3
But the righteous shall be glad; they shall rejoice before God; they shall dance with joy.

  Unsearchable Riches   A.T. Pierson (1837-1911), powerful preacher, educator and missionary statesman, once tried to preach on God’s blessings as described in Ephesians 1-3, a section of Scripture that talks about our unsearchable wealth and riches in Christ. Pierson said:  “In the words of the text, “the unsearchable riches of Christ, “ “unsearchable” literally means riches that can never be explored. You not only cannot count or measure them, but you can form no estimate of them; and you not only can form no estimate of them, but you never can get to the end of your investigation. There is a boundless continent, a world, a universe of riches, that still lies before you, when you have carried your search to the limits of possibility. I feel as though I had a theme, about which no man ought to speak. An archangel’s tongue could do no justice to it…  I sink back exhausted, in the vain attempt to set before this congregation the greatest mystery of grace that I ever grappled with. I cannot remember, in thirty years of Gospel preaching, ever to have been confronted with a theme that more baffled every outreach of thought and every possibility of utterance than the theme that I have now attempted in the name of God to present.”   SCRIPTURE    Ephesians 1:3    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.    PRAYER   Heavenly Father, thank you for your goodness and countless blessings you’ve provided. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. Thank you for giving us clear direction through your Holy Word. Through good and bad times, help us to see that we are blessed beyond measure. Amen.    QUOTE     “The goodness of God is the drive behind all the blessings He daily bestows upon us.” – A.W. Tozer

Unsearchable Riches

A.T. Pierson (1837-1911), powerful preacher, educator and missionary statesman, once tried to preach on God’s blessings as described in Ephesians 1-3, a section of Scripture that talks about our unsearchable wealth and riches in Christ. Pierson said:

“In the words of the text, “the unsearchable riches of Christ, “ “unsearchable” literally means riches that can never be explored. You not only cannot count or measure them, but you can form no estimate of them; and you not only can form no estimate of them, but you never can get to the end of your investigation. There is a boundless continent, a world, a universe of riches, that still lies before you, when you have carried your search to the limits of possibility. I feel as though I had a theme, about which no man ought to speak. An archangel’s tongue could do no justice to it…

I sink back exhausted, in the vain attempt to set before this congregation the greatest mystery of grace that I ever grappled with. I cannot remember, in thirty years of Gospel preaching, ever to have been confronted with a theme that more baffled every outreach of thought and every possibility of utterance than the theme that I have now attempted in the name of God to present.”

SCRIPTURE

Ephesians 1:3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, thank you for your goodness and countless blessings you’ve provided. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. Thank you for giving us clear direction through your Holy Word. Through good and bad times, help us to see that we are blessed beyond measure. Amen.

QUOTE

“The goodness of God is the drive behind all the blessings He daily bestows upon us.” – A.W. Tozer

  THANKFUL, GRATEFUL, BLESSED    PIED BEAUTY by Gerard Manley Hopkins    Glory be to God for dappled things For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim:  Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;  And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange;  Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; a dazzle, dim;  He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise Him.   Over the past few weeks we have been blessed with the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. God created each different and unique in their own beauty with no two being the same. In the poem, ‘Pied Beauty’, Manley Hopkins describes a variety of beautiful things that contain opposites of various kinds in color, taste, speed and brightness.  This poem is a hymn of praise to the creator, a hymn of thanks for the richness and diversity of the world. Hopkins gives thanks to God for having created “dappled things” in this world. These dappled things are an evidence of God’s glory. In the “pied beauty” of Nature - its dappled and variegated in appearance. Hopkins admires their uniqueness and originality, their rarity that makes them precious, and their oddness that differentiates each from the others. All these things have their origin in God. His beauty is changeless and eternal. Let us praise God who created all dappled things.   Psalm 148    1 Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from   the heavens; praise him in the heights above.  2 Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.  3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. 4 Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created, 6 and he established them for ever and ever— he issued a decree that will never pass away. 7 Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, 8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, 9 you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, 10 wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, 11 kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, 12 young men and women, old men and children. 13 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. 14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[b] the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the Lord.    QUOTES    “God loves diversity. He doesn't want everything exactly alike. God gets bored with sameness, and that's one reason there's nobody else in the entire world like you.” – Rick Warren    “We note that the scripture often reminds us that the work of God in our lives often finds expression in diverse ways and in that diversity we find strength.” Roy Goodwin, The Way of Blessing

THANKFUL, GRATEFUL, BLESSED

PIED BEAUTY by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim:
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; a dazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise Him.

Over the past few weeks we have been blessed with the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. God created each different and unique in their own beauty with no two being the same. In the poem, ‘Pied Beauty’, Manley Hopkins describes a variety of beautiful things that contain opposites of various kinds in color, taste, speed and brightness.

This poem is a hymn of praise to the creator, a hymn of thanks for the richness and diversity of the world. Hopkins gives thanks to God for having created “dappled things” in this world. These dappled things are an evidence of God’s glory. In the “pied beauty” of Nature - its dappled and variegated in appearance. Hopkins admires their uniqueness and originality, their rarity that makes them precious, and their oddness that differentiates each from the others. All these things have their origin in God. His beauty is changeless and eternal. Let us praise God who created all dappled things.

Psalm 148

1 Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from
the heavens;
praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels,
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created,
6 and he established them for ever and ever— he issued a decree that will never pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
9 you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women, old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[b] the praise of all his faithful servants,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the Lord.

QUOTES

“God loves diversity. He doesn't want everything exactly alike. God gets bored
with sameness, and that's one reason there's nobody else in the entire world
like you.” – Rick Warren

“We note that the scripture often reminds us that the work of God in our lives
often finds expression in diverse ways and in that diversity we find strength.”
Roy Goodwin, The Way of Blessing

 Thankful – Grateful – Blessed! November 2018  Psalm 16:5-7 (MEV) 5 The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup; You support my lot. 6  The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;  yes, an inheritance is beautiful for me. 7 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my affections also instruct me in the night seasons.  During this Thanksgiving season there is much for which to be thankful. Of all people on the Earth those of us who are God’s children through faith in Christ are especially blessed.  In Psalm 16:6 David says, “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places”. As David looked over his life, he was aware that God was directing and orchestrating his life in such a way as to bring blessing his way. In other Words... His life was great, it was amazing, and he had much to be thankful for!  Think about your life now... God has saved you in Christ, He walks with you everyday, and eventually He has promised you a special place in heaven. You are especially blessed so be thankful and be grateful because honestly... ”The lines have fallen for YOU in pleasant places”.   Kevin Ledbetter, Pastor of Music & Arts 3 Crosses Church   QUOTE: “Have you heard God’s blessing in your inmost being? Are the words, ‘You are my beloved child, in whom I delight’ an endless source of joy and strength? Have you sensed, through the Holy Spirit, God speaking to you?” Tim Keller

Thankful – Grateful – Blessed! November 2018

Psalm 16:5-7 (MEV)
5 The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup;
You support my lot.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
yes, an inheritance is beautiful for me.
7 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
my affections also instruct me in the night seasons.

During this Thanksgiving season there is much for which to be thankful. Of all people on the Earth those of us who are God’s children through faith in Christ are especially blessed.

In Psalm 16:6 David says, “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places”. As David looked over his life, he was aware that God was directing and orchestrating his life in such a way as to bring blessing his way. In
other Words... His life was great, it was amazing, and he had much to be thankful for!

Think about your life now... God has saved you in Christ, He walks with you everyday, and eventually He has promised you a special place in heaven. You are especially blessed so be thankful and be grateful because honestly...”The lines have fallen for YOU in pleasant places”.

Kevin Ledbetter, Pastor of Music & Arts 3 Crosses Church

QUOTE: “Have you heard God’s blessing in your inmost being? Are the words, ‘You are my beloved child, in whom I delight’ an endless source of joy and strength? Have you sensed, through the Holy Spirit, God speaking to you?” Tim Keller