Celebrate Jesus September 20, 2022

Celebrate Jesus!

Pastor Tom Joyce

September 19, 2022

 

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”       Philippians 4:6

 

Even though most of us were taught at an early age to use these words, it seems like we don’t hear them as often as we used to hear them.  A “thank-you” from the heart is truly heart-felt by the recipient.  When we offer prayer with thanksgiving, we engage our heart and soul celebrating the incredible grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  An attitude of thanksgiving draws us into relationship with God and those who journey with us, acknowledging appreciation for all the gifts we have received from others and especially from God.  So image a life centered on thanksgiving as a life that celebrates, honors, and loves all those that make our lives just a bit more joyous, including and especially Jesus.  Relentless prayer is always and everywhere giving thanks for the blessings we have received as we deepen our relationship with the One who promised to be with us, even to the end of the age. As the last verse of Amazing Grace sings, “When we’ve been there 10,000 years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we’d first begun,” our thanksgiving is our praise to God, celebrated with each prayer we offer.  Thank you Jesus for the privilege of relentless prayer!


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