Just a quick post wishing all those who take part in this mission, from preachers to providers, to pray-ers... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
If we were to go through our lives with a fine tooth comb and number all the blessings we have, we would be amazed. I am grateful that God has led me to Marsh Harbour and is blessing the work here in so many ways... for that, I am thankful.
Thankfulness is expected from heaven's point of view...
Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" So when He saw them, He said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?" And He said to him, "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well." Luke 17:12-19
It appears that Jesus was surprised that only one out of ten returned to thank Him for the miracle He had performed to their healing.
I saw a meme the other day that read, "Has it been a year already since we were thankful?!" I hope that can never be said of God's people. Our being thankful should be a daily occurrence, not yearly.
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. Ephesians 5:2-4 (Emphasis mine)
Thank you Lord for allowing me to serve in Your Kingdom.
Thank you Lord for all those who labor with me in this mission.
Thank you Lord for all those that support this ministry
in pennies, prayers, and proclamations.
Mostly, thank you Lord for the Cross
and the one who set me free by enduring it.
Thank you Lord!