This Sunday night, we gather for worship at 6:45pm in the St. Johns Room of Faith Community Church (3450 CR210, 32259) to be equipped to walk the journey before us with renewed joy and strength. Come and discover the power of giving thanks to God!
A life God would celebrate? What does that look like? Let me say up front: that’s not a problem free. In fact, it is full of challenges which are too big for us. God celebrates the sort of life that is characterized by love and gratitude regardless of circumstance. And while we love to hear and have reason to express spontaneous words of thanks and appreciation, God’s word invites us into a disciplined approach. God wants us to show love and give thanks to him (and others) regardless of what’s happening to us or around us. Based on my own experiences and the stories of others, when we develop a discipline of gratitude, we find a steady joy, grace, and strength for our journey. Moreover, the discipline of gratitude opens up new, unthought of reasons to give thanks spontaneously.
I hope you can be with us, but regardless: may you find grace and strength in your journey. God has done great things! Let us give thanks.
For more, read 1 Thessalonians 5:12-25, and especially 5:16-18.