Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Being Thankful Is Good For You!

What a wonderful time of year to be reminded that as Christians we have so much to give God thanks for! Thanksgiving can be an every day event!

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men! He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness. Psalm 107:8-9

So first, I am so thankful that God loves us, sent His Son to redeem us, has a plan to prosper us and gave us everything we need to fulfill that plan! What an awesome God we serve!

Secondly I along with my wife Kathi, our faithful campus pastors and staff, and their families we are especially thankful for you… our faithful Faith City members, attenders, partners, and friends! We could never do all that gets done daily to reach people with the Gospel and disciple believers without your faithful, continued participation.

Thirdly, I am so thankful for America that God has richly blessed. I pray for continued liberty and that we would shine as an example to the world of what can be done when people value righteousness and justice.

As a side note, I know that research has shown that thankfulness has a tremendous positive value in helping people cope with daily problems, especially stress. And let me point out that grateful people are not simply denying reality. To say that we feel grateful and thankful is not to say that everything in our lives is necessarily great. It just means that we are aware of our blessings. So give thanks every day!

May you and your family be abundantly blessed this Thanksgiving, and remember to always “Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim His greatness. Let the whole world know what He has done.”

A truly thankful man of God, Karl