Thank you Lord for blessing us all! The hymn writer encourages us to “Count our blessings… name them one by one.” So here goes! Thank You Lord for Your grace and mercy. Without Your grace and mercy we would be on our own burdened with our great sin debt! Thank you Lord for what Jesus means to us on a daily basis. Jesus gives us hope because He lives, and because He lives we can be steadfast and faithful until He returns. Thank you Lord for Your Spirit, our Comforter and Guide. He teaches us Your Word! Thank You Lord for Your Word and the light it provides to us in the dark world in which we find ourselves. Thank You Lord for our brothers and sisters at Grace Church! We are indebted to You; we never have to walk alone.  We have You, and we have each other! Thank You Lord for the Great Commandment that we have written on our hearts to love You and to love one another. And lastly Lord, thank You for the Great Commission You have entrusted into our care. We will do our very best to fulfill it with Your glory in our minds and in our hearts! Thank you Lord for blessing us all!  1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

This past Tuesday evening Cheryl and I hosted our DivorceCare friends from our summer session. What a great group! Yes, we shared in their pain, but we also shared in their victories. Walking through this deep valley with new friends is never easy. Some of you prayed.   You told me so, and I thank you! Separation and divorce is not a time to be alone. These thirteen lessons went by so quickly, but the Lord used each one of them to build new relationships and friendships! Thank you Lord for the heart Grace Church has for our family members, friends and neighbors who find themselves in a separation or a divorce. Let us love them like You love them!

I never cease to be amazed at how the Lord uses you and me. As I reflect on how He is using us, I marvel at the fact that He has chosen us for His work. Just think, we serve the King of Kings and Lord of Lords… what a great honor and privilege we have! So take a minute and thank the Lord for everything He has done in your life and in your church! You will be amazed at what He has done and at what He is doing!  

Be grateful to our Great God in heaven!

Psalm 150:6 Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

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