Message From the Pastor
Dear Family of Faith,
What a joy to enter into the month of Thanksgiving! The Word of God tells us that we should be thankful to God all the time. For example:
Psalm 92:1-4 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name. O most High: To show forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
1st Thessalonians 5:18. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Brotheres and Sisters, God is so good! And when we are thankful we are recognizing His goodness. It is easy to look at our life and think about all the things we do not have or all that we are not enjoying; such carnal retrospections rob us of the Blessings that are already ours in Christ right now. Think about it. God loved you so much that He sent His Son to be your Savior, to die in your place, and offers you, through His Son's sacrifice, a brand new life empowered by the Holy Spirit. You see, there is nothing you lack in life that is more valuable than what has been gracioulsy, lovingly givien to you in Christ. So when we are not thankful, we are momentarily dishonoring the goodness of God. Thankfulness is thus the key to experiencing the Blessigns that we have been given in Christ.
My prayer for all of us, as a Family of Faith, is that we would be thankful every day, and all year round!
Love in Christ,
P.S. Don't forget to be thankful to all the wonderful people that God has put in your life!