Why does it seem it is difficult for so many to remain thankful after giving thanks? One reason I believe is we are an entitlement generation. Those who really believe they are special and the only reason they haven’t become rich and famous is because so many of us have stood in their way of great success.

     We know that’s not true. The truth as always lies within the Holy Word of God who is always true. Jesus is truth and He speaks in truth and righteousness. John 17:17 Jesus said “Sanctify them by the truth: your word is truth.”

     John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Romans 2:11 For God does not show favoritism. Romans 1:21 – For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

     If you read the rest of chapter one, I think you would agree with me this really sounds like many people in the world today. It may seem being unthankful is no big deal but here we see God reminding us it really matters in the long run, and we are in a marathon not a sprint.

     My prayer for our church is that we keep our eyes on the goal and learn to be thankful in every circumstance. The truth is, we can train ourselves (flesh) to return more thanks when we stay in the Word and connected to His body which we know is the true church.

     Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the Canary home and family.                               

     God Bless, Pastor Roger