I have been spending this week at Eternal Outlook in intentional giving of thanks to God for His provision in every aspect of my life, putting into practice our call to be “always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father” (Ephesians 5:20). All too frequently we allow ourselves to become so comfortable that we forget how much we need God. Like the Israelites, we sometimes forget (or even fail to recognize) all the mighty things He has done–and is doing–for us. But what better to remind us to be acknowledging God’s provision in our lives than a holiday set aside for giving of thanks.
This week I have looked at God’s spiritual, physical, vocational, and relational provision in my life. Today, I am specifically praising and thanking God for His eventual provision in my life. Not only do we have the promise that God will supply all of our needs in this life, but we (Christians) also know that God is preparing a place for us in heaven. (“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:2-3) What a promise!
I am so thankful that not only is God with me in this life but also that I will be with Him in eternity. This is the blessed hope to which I cling.
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