Have You Brought An Offering?

“O give thanks unto the LORD, forhe is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 107:1.

I’m taking a break from the series that walks with Jesus through the Bible to focus on this season of thanksgiving. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving whether you are in the states or not. Each day is evidence of God’s goodness. If we think on these thinks joy will fill our heart and be our strength.

“O give thanks unto the LORD…

“When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.” Deut. 8:10.

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.” Col. 1:12

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1Thess. 5:18.

We are told to give thanks in everything. How is this possible?

for he is good…

“O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in  him.” Ps. 34:8.

“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum1:7.

“Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” Rom. 2:4.

What evidence of God’s goodness have you seen this week?

for his mercy endureth for ever…

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning:” Lam. 3:22,23.

“Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.” Micah 7:18.

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” Titus 3:5.

Mercy is defined as not receiving what we deserve. How is his mercy newevery morning?

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.” Psalm 107: 21:22.

What does it mean to sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving?

Heavenly Father, may this season bring us into remembranceof your goodness and mercy toward us and may we offer to you thanksgiving and praise today and every day.

Ok, now I have to practice what I preach and say thank you, Father. I don’t have a clue how to use this new wordpress formatting. So, thank you, for reminding me it’s not about the formatting but about you and your word.

Not the Usual

Not the usual but yet it is. First I don’t usually post on Saturday. The not so unusual: My summer posts have all been about how blessed we are as children of God and returning that blessing to the Lord. So, I can’t help but share the goodness, faithfulness and provision of God He has blessed me with this day.IMG_0386

The cabins, at the camp a group of  us minister at in the summer, is in bad need of replacement. Until we dug into one we didn’t realize how bad. The Lord sent us a couple of construction workers to help us begin tearing down and rebuilding one of the worst ones. In all honesty, as we tore it apart, I believe it is only by God’s grace it didn’t come down in a wind storm.

Praise the Lord, the rain that was to come in today didn’t and we were able to get it torn down to the pad. These men and each who came to help were a Godsend and we praise God for the willingness you had to give. Thank you for your service to the Lord.

Next, my husband and I take a group of teens and young adults on a mission trip each summer and this year our intake of donations was a bit shy of what we needed…until today. From an unexpected source there was a check in my mailbox that supplied our final need. Our heavenly Father faithfully supplies exceeding abundantly more than we ask. Isn’t He wonderful!

In the good, the bad and in between, and we’ve experienced it all in one day, God is good.  What good has God done for you today? Have a blessed day!

Giving Thanks!

“When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God…” Deut. 8:10, 11a.DSCF4446

“Giving thanks unto the Father…” (Col. 1:12) “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth to all generations.” (1Thess. 5:18; Ps. 100:4,5).

“Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.” “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.” “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” (1Chron. 16:8; John 3:16; 1Chron. 8:34; 1John 3:1a).

Give thanks! because He, “hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light…hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son; In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” (Col. 1:12-14).

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said. Amen, and praised the Lord.”(1Chron. 8:36).

Thank you, heavenly Father for all your goodness and mercy, your great love you have loved us with, for making us one in you. May we gather this weekend and bless your holy name, giving you praise. Amen.