What to Do After Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 28, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



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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.

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Happy Thanksgiving! "An Attitude of Gratitude"

Thursday, November 25, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

 

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!

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5 Good Things That Happen When You Give Thanks

Sunday, November 21, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



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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

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

Monday, November 15, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



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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?

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The Pull of Value & Priority (Continued) | Part Ten of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

Thursday, November 11, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments




Key Scripture:

Matthew 13:44-46 (NKJV), Again, The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field.  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.

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The Pull of Value & Priority | Part Ten of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

Monday, November 08, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments




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Key Scriptures:

Matthew 6:31, “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 13:44-46 (NKJV), Again, The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field.  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 defined:  The worth, importance, or usefulness of something. The verb is defined as: to rate something according to its perceived worth, importance, or usefulness.

Priority defined: 1. The state of having most importance or urgency, 2. Somebody or something that is ranked highly in terms of importance or urgency, 3. The state of having preceded something else.

Value Determines Priority

What we call “values” drives our attitudes and actions.

We all have “values” and our values should be shaped by Christ and God’s kingdom

Testing What We Value and Prioritize
1. We follow what we value and we do first what is our highest priority.
2. We go in the direction of what we value and we start the journey based on our priority.
3. We make our choices based on the value we place on things and people.
4. We rank things and people according to our priority.
5. We are driven by the value (importance and usefulness) of things natural and spiritual.
6. Our level of focus is based on the priority we place on things natural and spiritual.


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