Thanksgiving 2022

Hello Everyone.

Here in America Thanksgiving is this Thursday. I’d like to share a few things with you. First a story, then a prayer and a Hymn’s playlist I found.

This story is really about an analogy from a sermon my Pastor preached. Last year we were at a multi church Thanksgiving Eve service, during his time to preach he spoke on a division using an analogy about Thanksgiving dinner. I’d like to share that analogy to the best of my recollection as I think it is useful not just in the body of Christ but in the world as well.

The analogy basically goes like this…

“At Thanksgiving when we all gather at the table with many different side dishes, we all pass around the food. Now when the cranberry sauce comes to me I just pass them along to the next person without taking any. What I don’t do is announce, “cranberry sauce is gross. It totally ruins the flavors of the other food. It makes no sense for the plate. Anyone who puts that on their plate is foolish.”

The most important reason not to do this is that they would send me away from the table. I want to stay at the table with my family.”

What a valuable lesson. Let’s not divide on the secondary stuff, stay true to the chore values and love each in our disagreements over the little things.

Now for the rest of what I am a sharing.

A Prayer:
Thanks for Blessings Past and Present

Lord God, we gather around this table to humbly thank You for all that You have given us this past year – not just what is on this table, but who is sitting around this table. Thank you for life and laughter, for health and happiness, for relationships and memories. Thank you, too, for the lessons learned and the tears we’ve cried because of Your ability to grow us through them. Thank You for Your comfort and Your presence, in light of good days and bad. Thank You for what we have now, for what we had yesterday, and for what You will continue to give tomorrow. Let us never take that for granted, but to always be grateful for every good and perfect gift that comes from You. May we have hearts full of thanksgiving not only today but every day of our lives. We pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Amen. – Cindy McMenamin

Source: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/7-thanksgiving-prayers-encouraging-and-inspiring.html

Hymns for Thanksgiving: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqk7PmhxKRBd_YoC5DWgrd9jkLkE9OhPk

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

-Chris

Thanksgiving 2021

Today with Thanksgiving approaching in America I want to thank God for all that He has done for me and the people he has put in in my life.

First I want to thank the Lord for changing my heart, my mind and His continued grace during my sanctification.

Thank you God for my wife who is my partner and really the person I can count on the most.

Also for my Mother who has always been a good woman of God.

Thank you Lord for my family both personal and church family.

Speaking of church I thank God for the wonderful church that Jane and I are members of. Everyone has been a blessing to us and we hope we can continue to serve both you and the church.

Thank you God for my Pastor who has been an excellent leader and someone who has had a big impact on my life and a positive influence.

And thank you Lord for the trials and struggles that come along the way. I am a better man because of them.

I know this may seem like a private prayer but I think it’s important to publicly thank God for all His blessings.

There has been a lot of tough times and it is good to remember His blessings, mercy and grace in every season.

So Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate this Thursday.

And as always, have a blessed week,

Chris

Monday – Jeremiah 33:14-16

Tuesday – Psalm 25:1-10

Wednesday – 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

Thursday – Luke 21:25-36 


Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving time, a perfect time to reflect and be thankful for what God has given us, family, love, finances, forgiveness, salvation, so many things.

Take the time and think about it and pretty much everything you have can be credited to the Lord.

The blessings from God I have received are endless, from my family, the good times and bad, He is always there to provide for my wife and I.

Thank you God.

Have a blessed week,
Chris

Here is a link to some Bible verses that are great for Thanksgiving.

https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/thanksgiving-bible-verses/