Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Kid's Table

I spent a multitude of Thanksgivings at the "kid's table." It was usually a card table or two and because it was so unstable we were always spilling our milk. I didn't care when I was 6, 7, 8 years old but it just didn't feel right at ages 17, 18, 19 ... I started wondering, "what does it take to get promoted to the 'adult table'"?

The scriptures give many marks of maturity and surely one of them is THANKFULNESS. I Thess. 5:18 just puts it out there - "... in everything GIVE THANKS for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." A heart rightly related to God cannot help but to give praise.The kid's table is characterized by expectations, demands, being served, grumbling (I hate sweet potatoes!)... the "grown up" table is characterized by contentment, service, taking note of God's goodness and regular sharing of the wonders He has done.

This coming Sunday is our open microphone sharing service. Come ready to share stories of God's goodness and to faithfully carry out His will by GIVING THANKS! Especially be sure to demonstrate that attitude of thanksgiving outside the walls of our fellowship.

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