Devotional for Thursday November 22nd

Good Morning Everyone,

 

Our theme for this month: “Overcoming”

 

Our Bible verse for today: “Now therefore, our God, we give you thanks and we praise your glorious name.” 1 Chronicles 29:13 (CSB)

 

Our thought for today: “Overcomers are thankful and they know how to be content.”

 

One of the most self-defeating character traits a person can have is the inability to be satisfied. No matter how much some people accomplish or acquire, they always feel driven to do more and to get more. The inability to be satisfied is an especially common and dangerous trait for those who are determined to be overcomers in life. If we’re not careful we can find ourselves always pushing and never resting, always looking ahead to the next thing rather than focusing on what is before us now, and being thankful – but only in a conditional way, because in reality we are still yearning for something more.

 

Today is Thanksgiving Day 2018. It’s the day we set aside each year to count our blessings and to give thanks to our Father in Heaven for His bountiful provisions. Granted, that should be a daily habit for us anyway, but just as Christmas and Easter have their special purposes as set-aside days of the year, so too Thanksgiving.

 

I encourage you to spend some time today considering how richly God has blessed you. Praise Him and give Him thanks, but then also spend some time considering how thankful you are the other 364 days of the year. Are you thankful? Is that your normal frame of mind? Or, perhaps, would it be helpful to be a little more content and a little less driven?

 

The ability to overcome our trials and challenges in life is an important character trait and it is one which we must cultivate if we are going to live successfully in this world. But we must be careful not to become compulsive and driven about it. There’s a lot to be said for thankfulness and contentment too. I saw a church sign today that said, “Thank God for what you have. Trust God for what you need.”

 

That sounds like pretty good advice. Thank Him, praise Him, trust Him, and be content.

 

My family and I wish you and yours a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

 

God Bless,

Pastor Jim

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