Brandon Kolb - November 25, 2018

Thankful vs. Unthankful / No Longer Orphans

Sunday Messages

Rejoicing, praying and thanksgiving are all acts of our will, particularly in times of difficulty, weakness and uncertainty, require faith. They are activities that draw are focus to heaven so we can agree with what is true, no matter what we feel or perceive with our physical senses and emotions. Rejoicing, prayer and thanksgiving attract heaven ! All of these things are meant to be continuously ongoing in our lives. They’re not reserved for crisis or holidays. They’re a lifestyle ! Thanksgiving agrees with heaven by acknowledging the truth that our lives our a gift from God. Thanksgiving sets us on a course to know God in relationship and discover the reasons for which he made us. When we fail to sustain the response of thanksgiving for everything in our lives, our thinking is cut off from our purpose in God. When we lose sight of our purpose, we will inevitably make choices that are outside of God's intentions for our lives, and this can only be destructive because it works against his design for us. “thanksgiving keeps us sane and alive.”

Scripture References: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-1618

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