Posts Tagged "thankfulness"
I don’t generally post articles on a Sunday, but God has laid something on my heart over the last several weeks. I felt like I needed to write about it. As Christmas fast approaches, it is a great time of the year to reflect on those things we are thankful for. First and foremost, of course, is that God condescended and took on human flesh as a baby in a manger to lead a perfect life and die on the cross for my sins only to rise three days later to conquer sin and death. That is the thing we should all be most thankful for, but there is so much more, and I wanted to pause for just a second this morning to offer thanks.
When I first started blogging about my work in children’s ministry almost two years ago, I was amazed at how open and inviting the whole children’s ministry community was. The camaraderie exhibited by the children’s ministry community, on and off line, is like nothing else I have ever come across. Over the last couple of years, I have developed relationships with a number of kidmin people who, though I have never met them in person, I consider friends. That said, I was not prepared for the outpouring of prayer of support that I have received from that community over the last several weeks.
You see, a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, I started to have some back pains. Having just gotten past a fairly long battle with a bulging disc and a pinched nerve, I was a little concerned, but I chalked it up to normal back pains and the physical therapy that I had been doing. Unfortunately, the pain continued to get worse, and I have been pretty much flat on my back since then. The point of this article is not to complain or whine though. I am confident that God is control, and he knows what is best. I serve the Creator of everything and a great physician who is capable of doing his will.Read More
“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” …Harold Coffin
“When men are full of envy, they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad”…Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Resentment kills a fool,
and envy slays the simple. (Job 5:2)