“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
This is one of the most misunderstood verses in the Bible. If you want to know God's will for your life it is very simple: In everything give thanks. This verse does not say foreverything give thanks. Why should I thank God for giving me or my loved ones cancer? Why should I thank him for an accident that I had, or for war? Why should I thank God for the loss of a loved one? The Scripture does not say thank God foreverything that happens. There are many things that happen that are bad, evil, and hurtful. There are many things that have happened because I have made a mistake or because of the sin of others or society. We are not to thank God for everything, but we are to thank God ineverything.
We thank God in the midst of bad things because we know that He can turn it around and bring some good out of it. God does not cause every bad thing in our lives to happen but He has promised to walk with us through them if we call on Him. Problems come into our lives to help us grow to depend on God. No matter what created the problem, God is willing to walk with us through them if we would just rely upon Him. The next time you find yourself in a bad situation, do not thank God forthe situation but thank Him that He is willing to be with you inthat situation, helping you turn it around and find a way out. It will make all the difference in your life.
On February 22nd, we will be receiving our Tom and Lela Warner short term missions offering. This offering goes toward helping people who are planning to do short-term mission work. It has helped many people in the past travel all across the United States and around the world to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. It recently helped our teams go to Ukraine. Be sure to come Sunday prepared to give to this special missions offering. It will make a world of difference in your life.
February 22 is also the night that our Ukrainian construction team will be making a presentation of their recent trip. You will want to come at 6:00 p.m. and hear them talk about the great things God did as they went to Ukraine and worked in the seminary. They will also be giving a report on Wednesday night, February 25, at 6:00 p.m. Hope that you come.
Last weekend’s snow reminds us that it is still winter. Even though Easter is just seven weeks away, we still have a ways to go before spring has sprung. Remember that even on the snowiest day, Jesus Christ loves you and cares for you.
It does not matter what problems you are going through, He wants to be with you. Do not thank God foryour problem but thank God inyour problems, that you do not have to walk them alone.
Great things continue to happen here at Fee Fee Baptist Church. Come and get involved in the activities and small groups. It will surprise you what God wants to do in your life.
See you in church,