Ps 100:4 says, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.” This verse has been our weekly worship theme for the past 6 weeks. Many have been profoundly impacted by the simple habit of saying “thank you” to God as they enter worship. I hope you will continue this habit the rest of your life. Something changes in our soul when we embrace intentional gratitude. It is a way for us to dig deeper in our worship relationship with God every week.
…most people are Peace-fakers or Peace-breakers. God however calls us to be peacemakers!
If you are looking for a next step consider Psalm 118:24. “This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” This points a way of taking the depth of weekly worship through the week with us. With Thanksgiving approaching, why not practice this verse every day. In the time between your eyes opening and your feet hitting the floor, I challenge you to intentionally thank God for giving you another day. Then carry that gratitude with you.
I know it can be hard to do that some days. That is why we are taking on the subject of Finding Peace in Life’s Conflicts during the month of November. Did you know God commands us to be peacemakers. Heb 12:14 Pursue peace with all men…, Rom 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men & 1Thes. 5:13b Live in peace with one another. A book I read recently said most people are Peace-fakers or Peace breakers. God however calls us to be peacemakers!
If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men
Conflict is a frustrating reality of life, but as followers of Christ, we are called to a higher way. We will look at how Christ empowers us to do the impossible some impossible situations. Sadly, too many times we handle conflict no better than those who do not follow Jesus. It shouldn’t be that way. I hope you will make a priority to join us each weekend and discover how Jesus can help you become a peacemaker in a world that seems to relish conflict.