It's thanksgiving weekend. Psalm 100:4 "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name." The Lord would never give us a direction to do something that was beyond our ability to do. We are asked to enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, be thankful as we bless His name. Psalm 34:3 "Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together." As we gather in church, our praise and worship is a collective opportunity to bless the Lord together. Psalm 69:30 "I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving." God is expecting all of us to willingly obey His word by giving Him thanks for who He is. Isaiah 1:19 "If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land." Everyone can give thanks if they want to. Everyone can offer the Lord praise if they want to. According to your faith be it unto you. I pray that you are able to freely express your thankfulness to God with everyone you meet.
On Sunday morning I'll be sharing with you, 'When One Returns.' What happens when one person does the right thing? I believe that that one person is blessed and is raised to a higher level of freedom. What happens if one person decided to fly around the world and another person decides to walk? One has made by their choice the trip easy and quick, the other by choice has made their trip hard and long if not impossible. You can by choice do the right thing and make life more enjoyable.
On Thanksgiving there is no evening service. While I was away in the US last week I did see a turkey holding up a sign,'eat more beef!' Alice and I had a great time ministering at the conference and many people told us that their lives have been forever changed. We would like to thank all those that prayed and supported us in making this ministry trip such a blessing.
Continue to pray for all those in need. Looking forward to seeing you soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice