Thanksgiving (Part 1)

Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Phil. 4:11-13
Thanksgiving is already here – hard to believe. I want to take this time and challenge you to reflect on things you’re grateful for. I love these scriptures because it teaches me several things I need to always remember to be thankful for. Here is what I learned:

God is Faithful – I think one reason Paul was able to say he’d learn to be content with much or little was because He knows God is faithful. He was faithful in his past, in his current circumstances, and Paul knew God would be faithful in the future. We need to learn this and be grateful for it~!

God gives us the Ability to Enjoy Life- We can be the richest people on earth, have all the “right” relationships and things, but be completely miserable. The Bible says God will make you rich and add no sorrow with it. When I do it Gods way – I’ll always enjoy it and always be thankful for it.
The Secret to Life is Putting God First – If we’ll put God first in every area of our lives – we will live the most amazing lives we could ever imagine. It really is the secret of life!!!
I love the quote from Keith Moore – “If it’s good, it’s God. If it’s bad, it’s you!”. Everything good in our life is from God and for that I’m grateful.

First Thing I’m Thankful for: My Relationship with God

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