…THANKS…..GIVING… two words combined to identify a holiday that is celebrated throughout our great USA. I am confident that a heart of gratitude makes the difference in a person’s attitude and in his or her relationship to others.
Perhaps we should have named the holiday …GIVING…THANKS… We are a very blessed nation. Let me suggest that we consider making it a day of …GIVING….as well as a day of …THANKS.
In the ministry to which God has called me I meet hurting, wounded and broken people every day. Their circumstances are often brought on by wrong choices leading them down the path of addictions with innumerable consequences.
And yes I can actually say I THANK God for allowing me to be part of their lives. God has so blessed me and I have the experience of His Grace in times in my life when I have made wrong choices and faced and continue to face the consequences of hurting myself while hurting others.
Today God has placed me in a position to …GIVE… His Love, Grace, and Mercy in a spirit of …THANKS… for what He has done for me. I have nothing to give apart from God’s Grace. Yet, because of His Grace I have become His reservoir through which He can spill out His healing to all the hurting people He places in my life daily.
I take no credit for what God is doing. It is my desire to challenge you to …GIVE…today with …THANKS…and honor the ONE who has given so much, giving HIS life that we might be made alive. You can become His reservoir as well.
Jesus healed 10 lepers. One returned to say thanks. “Where are the other 9? Jesus asked. Let’s join together and be the one that returns to say thanks and today through our …GIVING… we say …THANKS…
God bless you and “HAPPY THANKSGIVING…GIVING…THANKS…