Truly Thankful

Today, in America, we celebrate a national holiday called “Thanksgiving.” It is a day that is to be given over to giving thanks to God for all his wonderful blessings and provisions, for it originated as a harvest festival. And, it is traditionally celebrated with a meal of Turkey, bread stuffing (dressing), cranberry sauce, mashed … Continue reading Truly Thankful

The Sheep of His Pasture

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Psalm 100:1-2 ESV What is joyful to the Lord? What brings him delight and pleasure? It is us, his saints, delighting in his righteousness and in his laws, which are for us to follow. … Continue reading The Sheep of His Pasture

He Will Fulfill His Purpose

Psalm 138:1-3 ESV I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. On the day … Continue reading He Will Fulfill His Purpose

Prayer, Preaching, Perception

Colossians 4:2 ESV Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Sometimes, when I have heard people talk about the need to “read your Bible and pray,” I have found that their perception of prayer is of a very specific time set apart each day for talking to God, oftentimes specifically for bringing … Continue reading Prayer, Preaching, Perception