Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! On this day before Thanksgiving, when everyone is busy preparing for the meal tomorrow, or maybe not, I give thanks for God's provision and family and friends. God is good!
From the devotional book Knowing God:
It is God's will that your good lives should silence those who make foolish accusations against you. You are not slaves; you are free. But your freedom is not an excuse to do evil. You are free to live as God's slaves.
1 Peter 2:15-16 NLT
All of us are examples-examples that should be emulated...or not. Hopefully, the lives we lead and the choices we make will serve as enduring examples of the spiritual abundance that is available to all who worship God and obey His commandments.
Ask yourself this question: Are you the kind of role model that you would want to emulate? If so, congratulations. But if certain aspects of your behavior could stand improvement, the best day to begin your self-improvement regimen is this one. Because whether you realize it or not, people you love are watching your behavior, and they're learning how to live. You owe it to them-and to yourself-to live righteously and well.
In our faith we follow someone's steps. In our faith we leave footprints to guide others. It's the principle of discipleship.
Dear Lord, help me be a worthy example to my friends and to my family. Let the things that I say and the things that I do show everyone what it means to be a follower of Your Son, Amen
And now I'm off to make Waldorf salad, and banana pudding for tomorrow in Dunnellon with family. Oh, I also have a follow-up with my radiology doctor, this morning. What was I thinking?? Making it today was not a good idea.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,
Happy Thanksgiving to all!