Due to Covid-19 and the announcement from our government officials, all church service gatherings will be postponed till a later date.

Responses are Important

We are in the Holiday Season and everyone’s mind is toward being thankful and
giving. But thankfulness is not something that should happen only November or
December; thankfulness is something that we need to express every single day of
the year because God has been and is good to us ALL the time!

God’s blessings are everlasting, yet how many times do we respond by thanking
Him? Often times we don’t even count our blessings, we take them for granted. To
be ‘blessed means to be favored by God. Blessings, therefore, are directly
associated with and come from God. Thus, to express a blessing is like bestowing a
wish on someone that they experience the favor of God, and that they acknowledge
God as the source of all blessings.

The holiday season is also a time we spend with family and friends. To be a part of
a family or friend group is important, but sometimes there’s discord. Someone
once told me you can’t help who your family members are, but you can decide who
your friends are. As believers, it’s vital for us to respond to conflict with a humble
heart of grace, and allow forgiveness to be a critical aspect of our daily living.

“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath” (Ephesians
4:26 KJV). Don’t let anger fester, but instead resolve conflicts before the end of the
day. Allowing anger to build up over time will only result in negative responses to
those around you.

Let’s pray: “Father, help me to have a forgiving heart toward family members and
friends. Help me to stop and think WWJD (WHAT WOULD JESUS DO)? Let my
responses reflect Your Heart of love, grace, and forgiveness. Thank You for every
blessing in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.”