Philippians 1: 3 (MSG) I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy.
The Holiday season is a great reminder of all the things that really matter.
As the Holiday season is upon us, 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 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?
Quote: “I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.” Maya Angelou
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 Holiday season you’ve had in a long time!
Pastor James Baker, Jr. and our leadership team is especially thankful for those of you who provided financial donations and support in the month of December 2019 by partnering with us in efforts to advance the kingdom of God in this 21st century season: Special thanks to Mrs. Angela Harrison, Ms. Annette Straker, Mr. David Straker, Mr. Kenneth Washington, Ms. Darlene Simmons, Ms. Itholear Abbott, Mrs. Barbara Mason, Ms. Theresa Lewis, Ms. Michelle Rosa, and Ms. Gertrude Scott.
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