Nov 22, 2017

Thanksgiving As Worship

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Two words, thanks and giving, are joined to make one word.  Thanks given to a friend for some gift or act warms the heart of the receiver.  Thanks is an act of giving; directed toward God, it becomes worship and warms Abba’s heart.  “Those who bring thanksgiving as their sacrifice honor me.”  Whatever else you

Oct 2, 2017

Spiritual Immune System

By |Oct 2, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Fasting, Meditation, Praise, Prayer, Service, Thanksgiving, Worship|1 Comment

We are dependent on our immune system for survival on a planet where microbes come against us to bring disease.  We are told that there is no better way to strengthen our immune system than exercising, avoiding junk foods, and eating a broad variety of fruits and vegetables. Some foods let you survive and others

Jan 10, 2017

Celebrate What’s Right

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We are quick to identify what is going wrong in our lives with no thought of what is going right.  Get all of the things that are going right in your life on your radar, instead of the few things that are going wrong.  It will change your perspective.  It will stimulate gratitude and contentment. 

Nov 24, 2016

Thanksgiving and Focus

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Thanksgiving helps us keep focused on the Lord.  The material things of life can take our eyes off the Lord and giver of life.  When they do, they have become an idol.  No matter how much our things are worth, they are far too costly if they have turned our eyes from our greatest Treasure,

Nov 23, 2016

Thanks For The Intangibles

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Our thanksgiving must include the material but must extend beyond it to the intangible gifts that always flow into our lives.  “The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment” Luke 12:23 (KJV).  We can’t hold the love of God in a test tube and analyze its components, but we can

Nov 22, 2016

Gratitude and Presence

By |Nov 22, 2016|Devotionals, Encouragement, Gratitude, Humility, Joy, Kindness, Peace, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Most of the times in my life when I am overwhelmed with gratitude, I experience simultaneously a sense of the divine Presence.  There are other times that it seems as if the Presence gives birth to the gratitude that I feel in my heart.  Coming with both are humility, a sense of unworthiness, and a

Nov 21, 2016

The Embrace of God

By |Nov 21, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Love, Spirit, Thanksgiving, Trinity, Unity|0 Comments

Be thankful for the embrace of our Father.  He has embraced us with the Arm of His Son and the Arm of His Spirit.  In love, He gave us His Son.  In love, He gave us His Spirit.  The Son and The Spirit are the Arms of God drawing us in love to Himself.  This

Nov 20, 2016

Gratitude Changes Perspective

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Gratitude has a way of untangling life.  It has a way of putting our frustrations into a more realistic context.  It helps us look up instead of always looking down and around.  If we look too long at our problems, we will find them looming so large that they threaten us with their sheer size. 

Sep 7, 2016


By |Sep 7, 2016|Devotionals, Gratitude, Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Money is not the only way to measure wealth.  Consider: family, shelter, adequate food, health, freedom, etc.  Do not compare what you have to the millionaires but to the poor of this earth.  Most of the world would consider a pound of rice a day a luxury.  Most of us have much more than we

Jun 14, 2016

Not To Us

By |Jun 14, 2016|Devotionals, Gratitude, Humility, Praise, Redemption, Thanksgiving, Worship|0 Comments

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory”  Ps 115:1.  Do not be taking credit that belongs to God.  Where would you be without redemption, gifts, life, breath, strength and health?  He has given you a thousand hidden benefits.  In humility, bow.  With gratitude from the heart, give thanks.