Thinking a LOT about being thankful this week how about you?
I disregard so much and take for granted.
We spent last week in the Chicago suburbs where I grew up and were so glad to get back home to our simple country life.
The hustle and bustle of big city life used to thrill me.
Now it makes me nervous and uncomfortable.
But back in the day I never could have imagined being happy where I'm at now.
But God knew. :)
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all time, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8
Yesterday our church bagged around 150 Thanksgiving bags to distribute this week.
The bag includes enough food to feed a family over the weekend.
There are families right here in our town who do not have enough food to eat.
That fact blows my mind.
It makes me want to open my doors and feed everyone who is hungry. Or give a warm place to sleep to anyone who needs it.
And yet it scares me too.
The whole idea of "letting in strangers...."
This service that your perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
2 Corinthians 9:12
This week and this season of our lives is a true testament for all of us.
How we behave during a season of plenty when there are those who have nothing so close to us, says a lot.
I don't say this to make you think you aren't doing enough.
I, am not doing enough.
But I am telling you to appreciate and be thankful for your circumstances and do what you can.
Big or small.
There will no doubt be a time when you are in need.
Give generously, for your gifts will return to you later. Divide your gifts among many, for in the days ahead you yourself may need much help.
On a side note, my dad is having surgery on his shoulder this afternoon.
Would you pray for him to have a smooth surgery and a quick recovery?
I know you will:)