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Thanksgiving Verse and Message (Week of Nov 22-28, 2009) November 24, 2009

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Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Acts 20:35
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ “

I bet you were expecting me to write a message on being thankful. Being grateful for the remarkable blessings we have been given is simply….a “given.” (Pun intended) However, more than that…..the best way to show how thankful we are is to “give away” what we have received. Simply put…..we are BLESSED to be a BLESSING!
We are commanded and instructed to be the hands and feet of Christ. It’s easy to get caught up in our little world and take for granted the position Christ has placed us. We were born in the United States and God designed us to live in this place in history. We have been blessed with numerous resources and regardless of how we use it….we have been blessed with timing.
According to Pastor Chris Hodges, we need to recognize that in this time we should be careful not to squander or mismanage the clock. We should be living our life with a sense of urgency….FOR OTHERS.  If we seize the opportunities that are set up for us, God will grant us even more favor and blessing!
We are to be a funnel of what the Lord pours into us. It doesn’t have to be a monetary gift that we offer others. Instead we can offer a smile, offer our time, but most importantly….offer our love……the love we have because He lives in us!
As you count your blessings this week, ponder how He may be guiding you to be a blessing to someone else. Recognize, seize, and be obedient to follow through with the opportunities God drops in your lap. Pray, plan, and participate in what you feel led to do. There’s no question He wants to use you…..that’s why we are here. 
Talk to the Lord and do whatever He tells you to do. It’s not a myth that it is more blessed to give than receive. It’s fun to step out and love on others! 
Let’s challenge each other at the brink of this beautiful season of our Lord to be reflections and conduits of His love and passion for the world. JOY is guaranteed when we grab His perspective. Loving others and giving away for Him is the best investment we can make……..the return on the investment is incredible.
Don’t look for a miracle this Thanksgiving and upcoming Christmas….
Turkey Wave
You are such a blessing to me!


2 Responses to “Thanksgiving Verse and Message (Week of Nov 22-28, 2009)”

  1. Beth Says:

    Dear Susie,
    On this Thanksgiving morn, I just wanted to say thank you for your inspiring blogs. God has truly blessed you with your writing. You so truly “get it”!
    Your blog is one of my favorites!

    God Bless you.

    In Him,
    Beth Reeves

    • susiemc Says:

      Beth….your precious words of encouragement mean more than you know. I only “get it” because I am passionate for our Lord and for people. I am blessed that He uses me as a conduit of His love by giving me the opportunity to reach out in this capacity. I pray you and yours have a beautiful Thanksgiving…I am truly thankful for your heartfelt comment to my post and blog! God is good….glad He has connected us! Stay in touch please….Bless you much!

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