Think Thankful Thoughts

It’s THANKS-O-RAMA 2020. Think thoroughly thankful thoughts:

Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:18-20)

Thank God for everything. Now. Seriously. Please.

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Give Thanks Not Grumbles

It’s THANKS-O-RAMA 2020 here on GUWG, where from now through Thanksgiving we’re focusing on giving God thanks for his awesome, astounding, astonishing blessings.

Here’s a pair of verses I should force myself to repeat every 0.3 seconds:

THANKS-O-RAMA 2020

Today, we’re kicking off THANKS-O-RAMA 2020 here on GUWG, where from now through Thanksgiving Day we’ll be thanking God for all His amazing, astounding, astonishing blessings.

If I’m honest, most of my prayers go something like this:

(Something bad happens.)

Me: Help!

(God answers my prayer. Then something bad happens.)

Me: Help!

(God answers my prayer. Then something bad happens.)

Me: Help!

(Repeat the above ad nauseam)

What’s missing? The THANKS! part.

Jesus on Thankfulness

thanksWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We wrap up our JESUS ON EVERYTHING series and simultaneously segue into THANKS-O-RAMA 2020 with two stories about THANKFULNESS. Read ’em with a grateful :

Jesus on Light

light3We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING, where we’re looking at what Jesus said on a wide variety of subjects with a minimum of commentary from me.

Today’s topic: LIGHT. Jesus described quite the contrast:

Jesus on Sheepishness

GUWG-Feed-SheepWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING, where we’re looking at what Jesus said on a wide variety of subjects with a minimum of commentary from me.

Today’s topic: JESUS ON SHEEP. The Good Shepherd had a lot of interesting things to say about his flock:

Jesus on Hell

GUWG-Heaven-HellWe continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re in the midst of a series entitled JESUS ON EVERYTHING, where we’re looking at what Jesus said on a wide variety of subjects with a minimum of commentary from me.

Yesterday’s topic: HEAVEN. Today’s? HELL.