Faith in Thanks Giving
All the people saw him walking and praising God, and they recognized him. Acts 3:9-10a
Giving thanks to our Lord prompts His help as you are enabled to look at our Lord's work in your situation and circumstances. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you, from Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:18. This is the advice from Paul who has been stoned, beaten, argued with, locked in jails, and persecuted for Christ's sake.
Thanksgiving blesses you with Christ's Peace as you trust Him to comfort and direct you. Being able to see far into the future is not always possible yet the ability to look at where you are right now, in our Lords rain of blessings and care, is one amazing aspect of faith in Him. This begins with giving Him appreciation for His love, mercy, and compassion. From this you take action to imitate Christ in all that you do, say, and are. Go to Visual Worship for the message, 'Faith with a Thanks Giving Blessing. go to Visual Worship .
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The 'Giving' In Thanksgiving
he/she who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully
Have you noticed that there is a readiness in some people to give? They appear to us that they are just waiting to pounce on any opportunity to give! They know this:
2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Now this I say, he/she who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he/she who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he/she has purposed in one's heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.
When you know how to give then you've experienced our Lord's daily Grace. You know that as imperfect as you are, you are still loved and fully accepted by Christ to be His disciple. The goodness of Grace opens your eyes to other's struggles, suffering, and anxiety. Yet, key to having your eyes opened is your respond to what you see.
Take action in cheerfulness and grace will increase within you. Now, if you hesitate because you wonder if you are able to 'do' what you see needs to be done out of love for Christ, then be assured that Christ will make you able but only if you go ahead an act. Your grace in action has Christ's increased blessings. Thanks be to Christ for this!!
Look to the scrolling box on the upper right and see that there are many Scriptures that refer to giving. Review these as you hover your mouse over the box to pause the scrolling so that you can read each one. Look at these Scriptures each day and become more giving. Give like Christ.
Song: We Gather Together To Ask The Lord's Blessing
--music for Thanks Giving to Jesus Christ
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