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November 22, 2015

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Passage: Philippians 4:4

Philippians 4:4

Ephesians 5:20

Colossians 1:12

God has qualified us, but it’s up to us to run the race. In other words, Jesus has done everything that has to be done, but it’s still up to us.

Give Thanks Always!

We’ve all been in a place where we don’t always want to give thanks. However, even when we are going through something that’s hard, instead of asking why, we should always praise God.

When we can give thanks for all the blessings in our life – That’s when we realize how blessed we are.

If we focus on blessings we will forget about the wants.

At a Thanksgiving dinner we are all good about feeding ourselves. However, we should know how to feed the spirit as well as we feed the flesh.

Give God praise in all things!

1 Thessalonians 2

Rejoice always – Pray without ceasing

When reading the story of Joseph we can see that even though he suffered he always gave thanks to God. As a result, God gave him many blessings. God will always show favor no matter what we are going through – we need to be thankful.

Genesis 50:19-20

Don’t do evil for evil – even though the old testament says and “eye for an eye” in the new testament Jesus tells us not to do evil for evil. In other words, we should not be vengeful.

When we are going through something praise God because he has something for us.

2 Chronicles 20:14-23

Some people are hard headed, they don’t listen, but we have to choose to follow instructions.

If you desire wisdom ask for it. James 1:5

The Spirit and the Flesh battle continuously – we have to let the Spirit win over.

Sometimes we ignore the Spirit of God and do something we shouldn’t, then we wish that we hadn’t done that thing. As long as we learn from that mistake we have learned a lesson. We don’t want to keep making the same mistake over and over again.

Obedience is better than Sacrifice!

Praise the Lord for his mercy endureth forever.

Instead of asking God to change something you’ve got to Thank God before the change comes.

Continuously Praise, even if you have fear, praise him continuously.

Life is so much easier with Jesus!

Psalm 107:1

Psalm 100