We had a really great time together again as most of the pastors in our fellowship were able to join us for our annual Turkey dinner at our house. We do this to show our appreciation to them and express our gratitude for their service.
It is always a blessing as we reflect on a few things. I shared a little about Christmas and some history on why the United States celebrates Thanksgiving dating back to when 50 pilgrims celebrated the good crop season together with 90 Indians (including the Chief) over a period of three days and gave thanks to God. I also shared how we can be thankful for what he has already provided for us in His Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:10-11 expresses that when we are brought into new life, he figuratively gives us
"...great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you didn't not plant..."
God provides so much for us that is already available, all we have to do is believe it to receive it. Salvation is just that, you receive it because you've believed it.
May this Christmas season be a season of gratefulness and wonder as you ponder on what God has done and provided for you.
Verse 12 says to not forget the Lord.
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