Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

Thanksgiving

Hi GracePoint Family,

This past Sunday we talked about the importance of communication. One of the thoughts that was shared is that we need to be people who give and receive compliments. Statistically, studies have calculated that it takes 10 positives to outweigh 1 negative.

This week we have an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a time where we ponder the question, “what am I thankful for?” It seems that in our lives, what we can be thankful for gets drowned out in the constant stream of negativity through the news or social media feeds. We have to work hard to remember and to keep in front of us what we can be thankful for.

Scripture beckons us to be people who are quick to give praise and thanks and to pattern our daily rhythms with this in mind. Psalm 92:1-2 declares, “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name… to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night. Paul continues in Colossians 3:17, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Cynicism is at every corner and pessimism is dragging us there. If we are not careful, they will lead us through our days and our outlook will be very bleak. But we are to be people of The Way, where even in the face of death we will not fear because we know that God is here with us, providing for our every need.

Today, take a few moments to consider what you have to be thankful for. Then, offer your concerns to the Lord and ask Him to reveal Himself through them and to fill you with the joy that only He can provide and be thankful.

Claiming This Promise With You,

Pastor Phil