Posts tagged with ‘Gratitude’

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8/1/18 LOVE THE GIVER MORE THAN THE GIFTS

by Barry Lovett
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“Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 8:11. One of the dangers of owning a lot of stuff is that it can lead to spiritual loss.  This is why, when God was getting ready to give His people a life full of bounty in the Promised Land of good and plenty, […]

5/25/18 HONOR OUR NATION’S HEROES BY PRAYING FOR OUR LEADERS

by Barry Lovett
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“I exhort, therefore, that…prayers…be made for all men, for kings, and for all that are in authority.” I Timothy 2:1-2. Many people will enjoy Memorial Day without giving any thought to the high price others paid to preserve freedom.  For this reason, let’s pause right now and ponder what course history might have taken if […]

2/21/18 GOOD WORKS IS LOVE FOR CHIRST MADE VISIBLE

by Barry Lovett
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“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2.  The old familiar expression “talk is cheap” is especially true when applied to the life of the Christian.  As we think of the tremendous sacrifice God made in sending His Son to die so that we might have eternal life, we begin […]

6/6/17 OF ALL THAT IS PRECIOUS, JESUS TOPS THE LIST

by Barry Lovett
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“Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious.” I Peter 2:4 While we pile up many things that are important to us, very little of it is really precious. In fact, the most precious things in life are not material things at all. Rather, it’s the people […]

5/17/17 THE PAIN OF DISAPPOINTMENT IS SOOTHED BY A HEART OF GRATITUDE

by Barry Lovett
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“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing.” Psalm 30:11 When the psalmist counted his blessings, he was lifted out of his despair and praised God. Are you facing a situation in which you could be disappointed? Why not set up a celebration to count your blessings no matter what the outcome? The pain of disappointment […]