Continue in Thanksgiving

1 12 2014

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Hebrews 13:15

Another holiday of Thanksgiving with all of the feasting with family and friends is behind us. While the holiday is officially over our expressions of thanks and gratitude to our Faithful Father should be a part of our daily living. His praises should continually be in our hearts and on our lips. We are a blessed people in countless ways to experience His Goodness, His mercy and His love. Every day we can tell the Lord how thankful we are for another day. Even when the days are difficult we can pray His word – Lord, I am thankful that by your stripes, I am healed. Lord, I am thankful that the plans you have for me are for good and not for evil. Lord, I am thankful that you said you would not give me more than I can bear. Lord, I am thankful that you would never leave me alone. We can give thanks in all things and His praises be a part of our everyday lives.  Let’s continue in Thanksgiving!

He’s Here

6 03 2014

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Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never fail you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 RSV

Even when we can’t feel Him, even when we can’t see Him, Our Heavenly Father is here. He is omnipresent. He is in multiple places at one time on behalf of His people. He is present on our perceptions of good, bad and busy days. He is here and we are never alone. He hears our prayers and He knows our heart. He knows all about our petitions, our needs and dreams and the desires of our hearts. He is God. We are not able to add to His knowledge of us and what we are facing. He is all knowing and He loves His children. He desires for us to put our trust in Him. He desires for us to be close and to live in relationship with Him through His Son Jesus Christ. Our place is to earnestly seek Him, putting Him first in our lives. Our faith and our trust are planted confidently in Him. He gives us the direction and strength to live in our purpose. His love gives us the peace and joy to continue on our path. He is here and we are never alone.

Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?
Hebrews 13:5-6