During the Thanksgiving season you probably like to think of all the things you’re grateful for. You’ve probably even made a gratitude list at some point, thanking God for all the blessings in your life.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that you have left off one of the most important items from that list – yourself!
It seems rather odd to thank God for yourself, doesn’t it? Absolutely. But don’t you thank God for all your friends and family and the people you love? Of course. Well then, it’s time to add yourself to the list.
Here's my Thanksgiving podcast episode (link in comments) to explore this idea.
(When you listen, you'll see why I put the picture of kid in the mud.)
The solution to most of the problems we face is “simple.” We need to love each other more.
When we are motivated by brotherly love, we work toward solutions to common problems, even though we disagree politically, theologically, or otherwise. It’s about the love. This is the great need of the hour.
Try this little experiment. Think of someone you know whom you disagree with, and let them know you love them.
Working together with brotherly love, we can solve our problems, individually and collectively.
Spoiler alert! Jesus is not going to rewrite the Sermon on the Mount, depending on who wins the Presidential election in the United States.
God’s love for you (and those you disagree with politically) will not change, whether your candidate wins or loses.
In this week’s podcast episode, I share some ideas about how to pray for our leaders going forward.
How are you praying right now?
Have you ever been in a situation when you didn’t have a clue what to do next?
That’s what happened to Saul on the road to Damascus. His familiar world dissolved when Christ appeared to him. He didn’t know what to do. All he could say was: Lord, what do you want me to do?
How often do we pray that way?
In the Bible when God chooses a leader, there is one thing in particular He values when selecting someone for an important position or purpose.
When we vote, decide who to hire for a job, or who to be friends with, it’s important to remember God’s litmus test for making our choices.