Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving and Giving

Thanksgiving is both a distinctly American and distinctly Christian holiday. We take time off from work in order to give thanks for what God has given us and to enjoy his provision with family and friends. God's provision in this country comes with a calling however: For everyone to whom much is given, much shall be required - Luke 12:48. The United States has been given awesome provision and an awesome privilege. My heart's prayer for my generation and culture is that even as our prosperity slips away, we will find the purpose God designed for this country and this culture and fund the spread of the gospel to the world even as we aid the rest of the world in studying the word of God. God has given us the resources and ability to spread the gospel to every corner of the earth, let's complete the task with a zeal for Christ's return. As we thank God for what He's given us this week, let's give back. Because God will never stop giving. A true heart of thanks applies the love it's been shown. Think about donating to missions or simply giving back to a ministry that's been a blessing (Galatians 6:6). Put your money where your heart is and spread the gospel.

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1 comment:

  1. I hope by American you include Canada. They are afterall our North American neighbor to the north, and they also celebrate Thanksgiving, although I know nothing about their Thanksgiving celebrations.