The blessings that come with being thankful
December 15, 2011
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
I heard about two young city slickers who were driving through a small town out in East Texas. They stopped at a little café for a bite to eat, and they noticed an old farmer bowing his head and giving thanks for his food.
Now, this wasn’t something they were used to seeing in the city. So they walked over to that old man with a little smirk on their faces and said, “Sir, does everybody around here pray like that before they eat?” Without even looking up at the two, the old man said, “Nope. The hogs don’t.”
As believers in Christ, expressing your thankfulness toward God for the blessings in your life is of the upmost importance. In fact, as you read today’s passage, you’ll see that there is a direct correlation between letting Christ rule in your hearts and being thankful for His blessings!
Now, I’m not saying you have to bow your head and close your eyes every time you chew a piece of gum. But take some time each day to acknowledge God’s blessings, and thank Him for what He’s given you. When you do that, you’ll begin to see just how blessed you are and just how good God is!
THANKFULNESS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. SO SPEND SOME TIME EACH DAY ACKNOWLEDGING GOD’S BLESSINGS AND EXPRESSING YOUR GRATEFULNESS TO HIM.
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Stand strong for Christ in the coming year!
Over the past year, I’ve taken on a number of hot-button issues including marriage and divorce, the exclusivity of the Gospel, and the future of America.
So to help you stand strong for Christ in the coming year and give a defense for the hope that’s in you, I want to send you what I believe are my most important messages from 2011 together in one series called The Best of 2011.
In these 10 thought-provoking messages, I’ll show you how the Bible answers questions like, “How can I have a great family life?”, “Is there any other way but Jesus?”, and “What’s going to happen to our country in the coming years?”
The Best of 2011is my gift to thank you for your donation to PowerPoint this month. It’s my prayer that it would help you make and keep your new year’s resolution to grow closer with your Heavenly Father.
Thank you for your faithful gift. I’m grateful!