Verse of the Day: Colossians 2:6-7
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
As believers in Christ we must strive for spiritual maturity. We cannot grow without first being tested. If we are rooted in Christ, when trials come our faith will be made stronger when we trust in the Lord and continue to be thankful for His goodness and mercy in all situations.
Verse of the Day: Lamentations 2:19
Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord.
God wants you to come to Him with the good and the bad. It’s easy to bring to the good through praise and thankfulness but we also need to bring our troubles to Him. He already knows what you’re going through but He wants you to bring it all to Him. It doesn’t matter if it’s anger, frustration, confusion, pain, suffering, lay it all at His feet. Don’t hold back, pour your heart out to God and He will give you peace.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 34:11
Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
The best gift we can give our children is to teach them to obey and follow the Lord which leads to wisdom, prosperity and a happy life. Teaching children to fear the Lord doesn’t mean they should be afraid of Him, it means they should respect Him and put Him first in their lives. Fear of the Lord requires awe, reverence, adoration, honor, worship, faith, trust, thankfulness and love. We teach these to our children not just by word but by example. Share Jesus, the greatest gift of all, with your children.
Verse of the Day: 1 Chronicles 29:13
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
I want to wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Over the past few days I’ve shared with you some of things I’m thankful for but there are so many reasons to be thankful that I would never be able to express them all. As we give thanks to our Lord on this day let’s remember that He is good all the time and we should be thankful every day of the year. May God bless you today and always. Happy Thanksgiving!
Verse of the Day: Psalm 30:5
Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Be comforted in knowing that no matter what pain or sorrow you may be going through it’s only for a night (season), it will not last forever. The mercies of God are new every morning and you may be weeping now but joy will come soon. Remember that there is always something to be thankful for.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine.
Feeling joy in ordinary things isn’t as hard as it seems. To find joy in your life focus on the good and be grateful for what you have. It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy. Give thanks to the Lord for in his presence is fullness of joy.
Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
What God gives us through Christ is more valuable than any other present we could ever receive on Christmas day. Through God’s gift of His only Son, Jesus Christ our Savior we have been given the gifts of forgiveness, peace, hope, love, righteousness, redemption, joy, victory, and so much more. Thank Him today for His indescribable gift!