November 27, 2019

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. This time every year we talk about the importance of thankfulness, but our messages on thankfulness are often motivational speeches created to help us endure and persevere. And then we are somewhat begrudgingly thankful because we feel obligated by the holiday. What if we step into thankfulness with a sense of wonder? What if we were thankful not just because of what we force ourselves to remember but because the wonders of the past make us expectantly thankful for what we’ll see today?

O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them. — Psalms 40:5 NLT

Instead of listing the things for which you should be thankful, today meditate on one wonderful thing that you know God has done in your life. That one thing was also just one part of His many plans for you. That one wonder tied to that one plan is a first fruit of the more to come. There is no equal to your Father God, therefore there is no power in all the universe strong enough to hinder or interfere with His intentions to work good for, in, and through you.

As children, we went to circuses or stunt shows expecting to be awed by the wonder of human achievement. As children of God, we go into His presence anticipating the wonder of His deeds. Keep your eyes open today and prepare to be awed by God’s performance in your life. May the Lord remind you of the wonder you’ve experienced, may He show you new wonders today, and may He give you new incite into His glorious plans for your life.

On Sunday, we’re going to celebrate our wonderful stories together. Come ready to share just one wonder-filled moment you’ve experienced. Remember, the word testimony in ancient Hebrew meant, “Do it again!”

May God fill you completely with joy and peace!

Matt Neese

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