Summary: if your one of His own, the more you get to know Him, the more you realize how He goes out of His way each and everyday to shine His favor and grace, down on His children!
Not Just Another Thanksgiving,
And now you know the rest of the story!
And now, I would like to interrupt your regularly scheduled sermon,
to bring you the Thanksgiving weather report and extended forecast:
A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued for the entire area, with increased stuffiness around the beltway.
During the evening, the turkey will diminish and taper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34F in the refrigerator.
Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, things will start to warm up and high pressure to eat sandwiches will be established.
There is also a chance it will cool off later in the day and Flurries of leftovers can be expected both days with a 50 percent chance of scattered turkey sandwiches
By early next week, eating pressure will be low as the only wish left, will be the wish bone.
2 Tim 3:1-5 MSG.
“Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God.
They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.”
It seems like, and we are constantly bombarded daily on the news channels,
Of just how much of a dog eat dog world in which we live,
it seems like now more than it ever has been, in man kinds existence.
Everybody seems to think, everybody else owes them everything.
Nobody seems grateful anymore and the word thank you has been all but erased, from a lot of conversations.
That’s how the world views it, but those of us who know the meaning, of the word thanksgiving and the creator of all things,
Realize just how good God is to all mankind each and every day all throughout the year.
And if your one of His own, the more you get to know Him, the more you realize how He goes out of His way each and everyday to shine His favor and grace, down on His children!
That’s why the 4th Thursday in November each year, is more than just a day to watch football, or a day to plan a big dinner with their family and take lots of little naps.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the Goodness of God, and how He has blessed each and everyone of us beyond measure.
Even the poorest of poor in America, are rich compared to probably about 90% of the rest of the world,
Sometimes we have so much and were so blessed, we don’t even have time to enjoy what we do have.
How many times, have you ever heard someone say when their trying to sell something, about how few times its been used and its just like brand new.
Well if its just like brand new, than why are you getting rid of it?
I’ll tell you why, Because you are BLESSED!! We all are!!
God is so good to each and every one of us, and its not based upon us being worthy of any of His goodness, because were not, none of us are.
Its based totally on His goodness and that’s why we should be thankful all year long and not just on the 4th Thursday in November, each year.
I would imagine, if someone were to write down all the blessings God does for someone through out the year, there probably wouldn’t be enough pen and paper to write it all down.
And reading a years worth of written blessings, would certainatly give someone a new perspective on just how good God really is, ALL THE TIME!!
The psalmist gave us instructions on how to pay tribute, to the One True God!
And it something we should do daily every morning, you know like pushups,
only the praise the Lord kind. Like lifting your arms towards heaven instead of your body off the floor.
Now don’t get me wrong there both good for you, but one is definitely better for you.
Psalms 100: 1-5 MSG.
On your feet now—applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter,
sing yourselves into his presence.
3 Know this: God is God, and God, God.
He made us; we didn’t make him.
We’re his people, his well-tended sheep.
4 Enter with the password: "Thank you!"
Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
Thank him. Worship him.
5 For God is sheer beauty,
all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever.
Historically we think of Thanksgiving as a time of feasting for the Pilgrims and Indians.
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims had been in America less than a year.
During those months, over half their original population died from disease or starvation.