Ignite Your Praise

Give Thanks

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and savior JESUS CHRIST. This week pastor’s corner is taken from the book of  Ephesians 5:20 which says “And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 

Beloved, it is that time of year again. Next week begins the most festive times of the year- Thanksgiving, Christmas, and into the New Year. It’s a time where families come together and give thanks for all the things they are grateful for. It’s a time to reflect, a time to rejoice, and a time to also assess.

It’s a time to Reflect on the things that have occurred this year. To learn from mistakes, reaffirm our footings, reignite our passion to pursue God’s will, and mount up to soar again. Reflect on the victories and the things that were done well, looking to perfect things even more. There’s always room for improvement. It’s a time to Rejoice in all the wonderful things God has done; realizing the year is not over and He is able to do even more. The bible says in Deuteronomy 26:11 “And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you. If you’ve lost your joy, take it back!

It’s a time to assess failures-failure is like an enemy that haunts and taunts you to depress, oppress, demoralize and keep you in a statehood of defeat – you are an overcomer and more than a conqueror through Jesus. Refocus on priorities – things that are most important in life; strategically plan for the future the Lord has in store for us. It’s a time of repositioning ourselves, to stay in line with God’s will, that puts us in place to achieve God’s purposes in life.

Therefore it is our prayer that you will use this time to repositioning yourself, to stay in line with God’s will,  which puts you in place to achieve God’s purposes in life. Have a Happy Thanksgiving this week!

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