THANKFUL year round
Thanksgiving….continued. It would be GREAT if we could continue Thanksgiving all year round!! No…not the continual eating of food…but the continual giving of thanks. Why is it that we often fall back into a less than thankful state of being? I certainly recognize that downward tendency in my own life, how bout you? I wonder if it has something to do with a wrong focus. By that I mean, a wrong focus on the GIFTS we have instead of the GIVER OF THE GIFTS. I wonder if we are really much like those mentioned in Romans 1:25 who “worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator “NIV This seems to relate to what John Piper writes in his devotional book Godward life. “God is not glorified if the foundation of our gratitude is the worth of the gift and not the excellency of the Giver. If gratitude is not rooted in the beauty of God before the gift, it is probably disguised idolatry” (Godward Life, 214). He goes on to say that appreciation without devotion treats God “like a tool or a machine to produce the things I really love.” As we move to the end of 2017 may we be so fixed on Jesus that all the “gifts” lose their attraction and we are more attracted to Him. Attached is a short video that Chris Ernst passed on to some of us on Thanksgiving Day. THANKS CHRIS. Take and look that let’s have THANKSGIVING …CONTINUED. https://drive.google.com/file/d/15GUgFZRxzyQSZbOUZRm0XSPZ4PWu7JC8/view PastorBrent hkc LET THERE BE LIGHTS. – If you need some lights for your house or shop please check out the Gym for lights that we removed from our facility when we upgraded. THEY ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.