Living in Thanksgiving!

Posted by Pastor Don Pastor Don
What does it mean to live in Thanksgiving? The only way to begin that journey is to first know that we are living from the redemption that Christ brought to the world through the Cross. We then have a place to reference, or measure, our gratitude against. Grace or undeserved favor! When I remember that I have been forgiven it becomes easier to forgive. Once that has been established in our hearts we then can believe all of the other great promises that God gives to us through His wonderful Word. Romans 8:28 states, "And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them that are the called according to His purpose." Certainly everything is not good in this world but everything entrusted to God, for His purpose, will mold into "the good" that God has in mind for us. Hopefully each of us can say without question, I am certain that I am on this journey with Christ or "in Christ". Then may we walk in absolute faith believing that He is at work for us and in us. When these truths become real in us we then can "Live in Thanksgiving"!

Serving together,
Pastor Don

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I used to hate waking up each morning. I would awake and say "Oh God not another day!" Now I awaken and my prayer is "Thank God another day!" It has been nearly 10 years since i came to Hebron, and not a day goes by that I don't thank the Father for the second chance he has given me. I had exhausted all my relationships and should have died 100 times. I not only have been restored to Him but I have been able to restore the trust and faith in my family and friends. I have a beautiful, loving and Godly wife, for whom I am extremely grateful. Thanksgiving is a state of mind and Romans 12-2 has been my creed.  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. Thanks for all you have done and may God continue to be glorified!    Kevin Randolph Class of 2008.