November 25, 2016

Yesterday was thanksgiving most people are already resuming their normal lives. Ignoring people and more concerned about the great deals at Wal-Mart then the eternal future of those they associated with yesterday.

I am not speaking of the lost but of Christians who have been thankful one day and can forget so easily the next. The Israelites often forgot about what it meant to be a chosen people chasing after false God’s and only returning to the one true God when times got rough.

As Christians today do we do the same things, chasing after false idles only to return to God when things get tough. Forgetting who gives us everything we need trying to do everything with our own power, only to fail and crawl back to a loving God.

Dear Lord: remind me to be ever grateful for what you have given me, the gift of eternal life, always reminding me of who you are so I can remember who I am. Nothing more than a sinner saved by grace, given everything I need to survive this world to move on to my home in Heaven.

In Jesus name I pray amen.

November 24, 2016

Today is Thanksgiving, a day when most Americans will pause and give thanks for what they have. They will surround themselves with family and friends, for one special day. Then they will return to their lives, gone will be the family, friends and the thankfulness for another three hundred and sixty four days.

But as Christians we can be thankful all the days of year. Remembering we are blessed, keeping family and friends close. So that all of us can share in the glory and richness of our lord for the entire year.

We also need to use this time to share the gospel. The one day out of the year we will have the opportunity to speak to some people. Praying that god will once again show us the miracle of salvation.

Dear Lord: On this special day give me the opportunity to share the gospel, the time to be able to speak boldly in your name. I am forever thankful that you went to the cross to die for my sins. So that someday I may join you and your father in heaven.

In Jesus name I pray amen.