“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalms 84:10-11 ESV).
I am blessed and thankful. This time of year really serves as a welcome reminder. I realize that there are a lot of people who do not have it as well as I when it comes to some of the comforts of life. I’m far from wealthy by American standards, but I am blessed beyond measure when compared to many.
I have never pushed myself away from the Thanksgiving dinner table hungry. It doesn’t matter if I’m dining at my Mom and Dad’s, the in-laws’, or with my own family. It has always been a banquet fit for a king. Nothing is left out. No good thing has been denied.
And while I am thankful for the blessings of a loving family, a safe and comfortable home, and plenty of food, I am most thankful for what Jesus has done for me and you. If you haven’t seen yesterday’s post, please give it a read.
Whether we are called to things great or small, we have a promise from the Word that when we live our lives in a manner befitting children of God, He will not withhold any good thing from us. This verse has been perverted by some who teach that all Christians have a promise of material wealth. God has promised us good things, things that satisfy the heart and soul.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Philippians 4:4-8 ESV).
Blessings on your weekend!
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