How he loves us! How the Lord God loves you and me! I hope that you can see this today.
I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalm 122:1
Church services went late yesterday. It was our Thanksgiving Service and the congregation took turns giving thanks. There wasn't a single "I'm thankful for" that didn't bless me. But what blessed me most was that no one was anxious for the service to be over. I was not aware of any stress over missing the football game. No one rushed out as soon as the service was over. It was like a bunch of family members sharing stories around the table.
Later that day, everyone returned to church with big pots of soup and bread and desserts to share a meal together. I was a little sad to have missed it. I am so thankful to be a part of the body of Christ. I am so thankful to be a part of a church that loves one another with their actions and their time. I am so thankful for other believers who encourage me and love me. I hope to be an encouragement to them too.
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Heb 1-:24-25Pastor mentioned in the message that Thankfulness follows humility. We cannot be thankful really until we acknowledge a need.
There are some people in my life that I have a hard time expressing thanks to. It isn't that there is nothing to be thankful for, it is that I have a prideful heart. Thank you Lord, for revealing this to me.