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Words of thought from our Church Team

Give Thanks

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe” (Psalm 107:1-2)
 
How do we approach life, work, and family? Are we genuinely grateful for what we have? Or are we always thinking the grass is greener somewhere else? 
 
In Psalm 107, the psalmist encourages us to be thankful; to come before God with a thankful heart for all we have and for all that God has done for us and is continuing to do.
 
In recent days I’m sure we have all heard about the effects of the heavy rainfall and flooding that has ravaged the east coast all the way down to Tasmania. But in the midst of the devastation there have also been encouraging reports of people’s generosity and willingness to help others.
 
The truth is, when we are grateful for what we have, we are naturally freed up to encourage and help others. We don’t remain fixated on ourselves and our own needs, but we are able to look up and around to others.
 
An attitude of thankfulness to God also enables us to endure our own loss, grief, or whatever else may come our way because we know that in the midst of all situations God is not only with us, but he will never let us go, and He is working all things for our good. As the psalmist said, “His love endures forever” (Ps. 107:1).
 
As a church family we want to always remain thankful to God for who He is and what He has done and continues to do. And we want to be a place where people can find care, encouragement and help in their time of need.
 
So, let me encourage you to take some time this week to stop and look around you and give thanks to God, “for He is good; His love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1).
 
Grace and Peace,
Michael
 
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