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What to Do After Thanksgiving


Colossians 3:14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

What to do After Thanksgiving

1. Seek things that are above. Seek higher things and better things for your life.

2. Put on love. Be a person committed to loving others. It is the bond of perfection. What does it mean that you're perfect, but loving God and loving others is the best way to become better.

3. Let peace rule in your hearts. Don't allow confusion and fear to control you. Remember that Jesus is the prince of peace.

4. Stay connected to others and always be thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving! "An Attitude of Gratitude"


The Thanksgiving holiday is the beginning of the best time of the year! This is not because problems go away or the world suddenly becomes a better place.

Thanksgiving, or more accurately, "Giving thanks to God," provides an opportunity to gain a better perspective on life. We live in a culture that is full of complaining, ingratitude and greed. Many people are dealing with pain and trauma who need our support.

As we thank God for all His blessings, including salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, we find grace to give thanks to God and brighten our hearts. A heart and mind that have been brightened through giving thanks can overcome the darkest days. As we give thanks, we will also be able to overcome any sadness that arises when reflecting on loved ones who have passed on and will not be sitting around our dinner tables.

I pray that you and yours will have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I pray that we develop and maintain an "attitude of gratitude" that will carry us throughout the holidays!

5 Good Things That Happen When You Give Thanks


Key Scripture:

1 Thessalonians 5:17, Pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit.

#1 - Giving thanks helps you reconnect with your foundation

#2 - Giving thanks helps keep your life clear of anxiety, worry, and sin traps

#3 - Giving thanks is the container that allows you to receive and hold blessings, benefits and responsibilities

#4 - Giving thanks puts you in a position to allow God to transform every weakness into a strength

#5 - Giving thanks draws you closer to God and closer to covenant relationships

The Pull of Value & Priority; "Pearls of Priority" | Navigate, Part 11


Key Scriptures:

Matthew 13:
45 Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls, 46 Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it. 

Value of Learning and Discovery
One great lesson of the parable is the joy of the discovery that caused the man to be willing to give up everything to make the treasure, and the expectation of discovery his own.

The Pull of Priority Revealed:
Find your “Pearls” and “Pearl.” Prioritize the things in God and in life that are most beautiful to you.

What is the Value of Priority?
Priority is not only about things you HAVE TO DO.
It is also about things you LOVE TO DO.
It is about things that you consider beautiful and the the pursuit of those things

We don’t seek the kingdom only to have things added. We seek the kingdom because it is beautiful!  We seek the kingdom because there’s nothing better!

Value Reflection Questions:
1. What is Value?
2. Who are the people you value?
3. What are the things you value?
4. What values need to change?
5. How to you value the kingdom of God?

Priority Reflection Questions:
1. What is Priority?
2. What do you have to do?
3. What should you do?
4. What things are beautiful to you?
5. Where does the Kingdom of God fit in?
6. What needs to change?