Paul wrote this in a letter after he left Philippi where he had gone through some very difficult times, yet he chose not to focus on the things that had caused him pain. We ought to be like Paul and stay focused on the positive things in our lives and appreciate the great memories we have. I thank God for giving me strength to get through difficult times and I am thankful for the great memories I have of the wonderful people God placed in my life.
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching and I thought it would be nice to share some of the things I am thankful for. I am thankful for my relationship with the Lord and for His amazing grace. Because of His mercy and forgiveness, I am no longer the same. My heart is filled with gratitude and praise for all the things He has done and continues to do in my life. He has renewed my spirit and because of this I want to share His wonderful deeds and goodness with the world.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Just like bread (food) supports life to your body, the Word of God supports life to your soul. Your body can’t go too long without nourishment and without food for prolonged periods your body becomes weak. It’s the same for your soul, without regular nourishment your soul too will become weak. You don’t just eat on Sunday, why would you only feed your soul one day out of the week? Nourish your soul by reading the Word of God daily
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
To all Veterans who have served our great nation in the United States Armed Forces: We thank you for your service, honor you and respect you for all you have sacrificed for our freedom. May God bless you always.
Jesus has set you free now the question is, what are you going to do with your freedom? The Bible says that instead of indulging in the flesh we should serve one another humbly in love.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
At times we come before the Lord feeling defeated to the point where words cannot convey what we want to say to Him. Tears stream down our face as we humble ourselves before the almighty God. It’s okay if we don’t have the right words, the Holy Spirit will intercede for us and step in to interpret what is in our heart.
I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.
There will be times when you will go through something so difficult you cannot see the light of day through your tears and your faith will be tested. You might even feel like giving up on God but that’s when you need Him most. Prayer is the most powerful weapon you have. Cry out to God, He hears you and He loves you. Don’t give up instead give it all to God.