Thanksgiving

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‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Thanksgiving

Our country created this holiday and it is one of my favorites. It is a time when the only expectation is to gather with family and friends and celebrate the bounteous blessings we have been given. Having been to a few third world countries, it is apparent that the vast majority of us in this country have tremendous wealth and plenty of food. Truly we have so much to be thankful for and we should be thankful every day. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Goodness

76388D73-893E-480C-85B8-58E4DD479479“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Goodness

The natural world itself is evidence of God. He has created it and it is good indeed. As a scientist by training, I realize that humans can never fully understand His ways. We cannot create a single living cell and we struggle to combat many of nature’s forces; yet, many do not believe and arrogantly think that humans can learn to control everything. Over time, God has blessed us with much knowledge and certainly major strides have been made in many of our professions; but, He is still in control and we need to gain that wisdom. He will continue to pour out His Love because He loves us and wants us to enjoy His goodness.

Contentment

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“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.””
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Contentment

One of my biggest concerns is my self-realization that I am never content. I always feel like I should do better, have more, accomplish more…blah blah blah. And, though I have been blessed far beyond any reasonable expectation, I still view myself as not worthy because I have not achieved that certain goal. Perhaps societal pressures have left their mark on me—I have forgotten what really matters in this life. And then I remember God loves me regardless, and I praise Him for peace.