Rick’s Reflections- 11/26/2017


Last Sunday we enjoyed a very good message by Nathan on contentment and then a physical feast as our fellowship team pulled off another fantastic church wide dinner. This team worked hours getting everything ready and with the help of some great turkey bakers, provided good food and a time of sharing that blessed many.

In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme, and piggy backing on Nathan’s message, I will be sharing some thoughts from Psalm 105 this morning. This Psalm is one of many that remind us of the importance of expressing gratitude.

In her book, The Language of Letting Go, Melody Beattie says: “If we become stuck, miserable, feeling trapped and hopeless, try gratitude and acceptance. If we have tried unsuccessfully to alter our present circumstances and have begun to feel like we are hitting our head against the wall, try gratitude and acceptance. If we feel like all is dark and the night will never end, try gratitude and acceptance. If we feel like we have tried everything else and nothing seems to work, try gratitude and acceptance.”

As we take inventory of our lives, instead of focusing on what we don’t have, why not express some gratitude for what we do have. And while we are doing that, remember where it all comes from!