Philippians 1: 3 (MSG) I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy.

As the Thanksgiving Holiday draws near I am reminded of all the things that I have to be thankful for. I have a loving, relational God who cared enough about me to send His own Son to die for me, so I could live with the Lord eternally. God has blessed me with a beautiful wife, both inside and out, who loves me and supports me. How about you? Don’t look for perfection, just look for the best possible aspects of your loved ones.

The Lord has given me a wonderful family, and wonderful friends that I can count on day and night to be there for me. And I have a special job, where I can take what I used to struggle with and turn it around to help others struggling with the same thing. I am grateful and starting to connect the dots in my life, how about you? 

And yet I also realized that I don’t take nearly as much time as I should to thank God for all of His wonderful provisions for me. Often I take them for granted, as if I deserve them, as if they were owed to me. How about you? Who do you need to let know they are appreciated?

Point to ponder – I received a letter from my big sister Angela, letting me know how she appreciated me, and our relationship as her baby brother. Today’s message was inspired by her connecting with me in more than I can say in today’s message! Look for good qualities of those in your life today, share those qualities with them, and thank them for being in your life. And thank the Lord for them, and all the things God has given you. It could turn out to be the best Thanksgiving season you’ve had in a long time!

Our Leadership team is especially thankful for those of you who provided financial donations and support in the month of November 2017 by partnering with us in efforts to advance the kingdom of God in this 21st century season: Special thanks to Mr. William Wilson, Mr. Calvin Jackson, Mrs. Annette Straker, Ms. Ollie Tipton, Ms. Jacqueline Frazier, Mr. Kenneth Washington, Ms. Cynthia Waiters- Artis, and Ms. Gertrude Scott. Why don’t you take the opportunity to write us on our blog and let us know how we are doing in serving you Great people, we’d love to hear from you!

 

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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