Welcome to Walk-on Wednesday. By Hump Day, we are struggling, but we believe a good devotion can strengthen us to finish the week strong.
Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. Hebrews 12:28 NLT
his message as I sat down at my computer to write.
read simply, “I’ve been enjoying your Love Lines. Can you send me your number?”
Ironically, I had just thought about my friend a week ago. Almost
eight years had passed since we’d sat down and reminisced. He and I had been
work associates right after graduating from high school—over three decades
before—but our lives had taken us in different directions. Periodically, we’d
spend some time catching up.
sent him my number. Within five minutes, my phone rang. His voice sounded the
same—his spirit just as chipper as I remember it always had been. For the next
thirty minutes, we caught up on the last eight years. I was thankful I had a
good friend. Although the miles separated us, I knew I could depend on him if I
truly needed him.
inhabitants also had reason to be thankful if they listened to and accepted the
message of the early apostles. Their contemporaries may have killed Jesus and
placed his body in a cold tomb, but God had raised him up and validated
salvation for anyone who chose to believe. An eternal kingdom awaited them.
always as thankful as I should be. Sometimes it takes a call from an old
acquaintance to remind me what I’ve had and still have. Among the many things I
don’t have on earth that I might enjoy having, the eternal things ahead
outweigh them all and should prompt me to give thanks in the present. I have a
promise from an eternal God that he knows and will supply my needs and a further
promise that he has an eternal home prepared for me to enjoy. By worshipping
him in truth and spirit, I show my thankfulness for these two promises and many
more he gives.
demonstrating a thankful spirit?
Father, we thank You for all that’s good and for Your love for us.
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