This will serve as our reminder to fast and pray tomorrow, but let’s concentrate our efforts on thanksgiving instead of despair.
2020 was a hard year for many of us but this morning I was reminded of God’s Goodness to us (thanks to Wigglesworth) and I want to brag a little. Remember in Matthew 16, Jesus had just fed the 5000 and the 4000 with baskets full of leftovers and they were traveling to the other side of the lake and He said something about the leaven of the Pharisees and they thought He was upset that they had not brought any bread for the trip. “O you of little faith…Do you not understand, or remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many baskets you took up? Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many baskets you took up?” Good grief, didn’t that just happen? (my word, not His).
“The difference between those who are being led by the Holy Spirit and those who are being deceived by Satan is joy, gladness, and a calm expression instead of sadness, sorrow, and depression.” As I sit here in my cave praying, The Holy Spirit reminds me of two songs that will help us.
“Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One, give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son. And now let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich, because of what the Lord has done for us.” And the doxology which says, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all creatures here below; praise Him above ye heavenly host, praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”
Father, we thank you that we have a place to lay our head; we have food and clothing and the blessing of your ever-present Holy Spirit to guide and comfort us on this journey. Amen!
LIFE meets tonight at 7:00 to continue our study of Jude. We will have guests tonight and we will have communion. Please join us if you can, Jim