Habakkuk 3:17, 18 – Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vine, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. (NIV 1978)
My Musings – Even if we have nothing, we have everything. Nothing we gain in this life can add value to what we have in Christ. Nothing we lose in this life can take away from our inheritance to come.
My Advice – Thus far, you have lived a fairly privileged life. Good health, never in real want and the best education money could buy. Nevertheless, hard times may come to you at some time in your life. They are, in fact, quite common in the early years of being on your own. You are not alone in these times, God is with you. You can always rejoice in that and be joyful despite being in ne
Considering Great Things
1 Samuel 12:24 – “But be sure to fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart: consider what great things He has done for you.” (NIV 1978)
My Musing – When we sincerely consider all the things that God has done for us how can we not fear Him and be in awe of Him? How else can we show our gratitude to Him other than by serving Him faithfully?
My Advice – Periodically take time to count your blessings. For each blessing consider how things might have been without the blessing. For each blessing consider how many more there probably are that you do not even know about. Then do not forget to thank God. Then show Him how earnest your thankfulness is by serving Him faithfully.
1Thessalonians 5:18 – Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (NIV 1978)
My Musing – Once a year, American’s pause to give thanks for the good things in life and the blessings they have received. Some even reflect during Thanksgiving to wonder why they are not more thankful throughout the year for such things. But few would even dare to think that giving “thanks in all circumstances” might also involve Continue reading “Let’s Talk Turkey”