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The Man Who Forgot to be Thankful

It is the third Sunday of the month; the service will not start early so I didn’t hurry that much.  When I went inside the church, they are still announcing church concerns.  The praise and worship seems not joyful like the previous Sundays maybe because the congregation are being disturbed by the leader swiping her phone while leading the team,  it looks like she didn’t memorize the lyrics that she needs to look at her phone all the time. It was so much better when other youth members lead the praise and worship team, I guess I should just be thankful that there is someone who lead the praise and worship team, isn’t it?


The scriptural topic for this Sunday is about “The man who forgot to be thankful“.  All of us forgot to be thankful when our life is well, we forgot to say thank you to our parents who sacrifice a lot for us, waking up early to nurse us when we are still very young and vulnerable,  they gave us a better life, they brought us to school so we could learn and get a good life when we grow up. When was the last time you say thank you to your parents? We also forgot to say thank you to our friends and benefactors who are always there to help us emotionally and spiritually, and lastly we forgot to say thank you to God for all the blessings He showered to us.

It was said we must thankful for everything, it is either small or big.  We must count our blessings and name them one by one, blessings are not always material things, the love from God and people who love us is enough for us to be thankful.

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How to Truly Offer Thanksgiving

It’s second Sunday of thanksgiving month, I have thought I will not be able to go to church today because my younger sister and mother went to town to shop for vegetables that our father could carry on his workplace since he said things were expensive over there and then my father went to the field, I was left alone at home and I could not live the house empty. Gladly,  my mother and younger sister came on time the Sunday school was just finished and the Sunday service was just about to start so I immediately put on my jeans and blouse and left. I’ve already prepared while they are away so all I need when they came home is to get dress.

Purple Pink Orchids

When you need, God knows.
When you ask, God listens.
When you believe, God works.
When you thank, God gives more.

The topic this Sunday is about Thanksgiving, and it was said that the first mention of thanksgiving is found in Leviticus 7:12. Thanksgiving offering must be given voluntarily, in your own free will, private and there should be no regrets and hesitation. To be thankful to God we first must believe in Him and accept the truth that all things come from Him, our life, the earth and all the blessings we are enjoying everyday. We can show our gratitude to God by proclaiming God’s greatest and praise to others, through public worship services and testimonies of God’s faithfulness and goodness and through giving offerings to the Lord.

The scripture reading this Sunday is in book of Psalms 192: 1-6, it was written by David, it was said that the David has great achievement but he also face failure and trials before he became victorious.

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Three Stimulants for Thanksgiving

Today is the first Sunday of the month so the church service started at 7:00 am, I have only sleep 3 hours but it didn’t stop me from waking up and getting ready for church. I was not able to sleep because thoughts are kept running on my mind and our pet dog keeps barking all night, he is restless too.

November is thanksgiving month and the scripture topic for this Sunday is Stimulants for Thanksgiving, we have three ways to give thanks and appreciate the blessings around us, which are by looking out, looking in and looking up.

On looking out there are three B’s, these are the beautiful scenery, broken sinners and bountiful supply.  By looking around us and seeing God’s beautiful creation is one way to appreciate the things we should be thankful, we also should be thankful that God forgave our sins and give us a chance to do what is right and He never let us run out of supply and starved on our daily lives.

Giving Thanks

Through looking in to ourselves, on our inward being God gave us new position, our new self and new peace.  With our new self, we should know that our old self has gone and the new has begun and new peace because we are always with God wherever we will go.  And by looking up, we are going to see a pleading Christ, Powerful Christ and Perception. We should stimulate each other and appreciate what the Lord has done in our lives, we should always be thankful; either we received small or big blessings.

It is a fact that there are times we forgot to appreciate things around us; we forgot to be thankful especially when a trial came to our lives. These trials are God’s way to mould us a stronger person and to test our faith.

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