Did your Thanksgiving NOURISH you?
Sure, you had plenty to eat but did you leave the table feeling loved? Or did you cry in the car on the way home?
I heard a statistic the other day that said 95% of us spend the holidays (Thanksgiving to New Years) with people we don’t like.
How sad is it that our society has become so disconnected that we don’t even like our family or the people we call friends?
If we as Christians were doing our job to really love others as the way the Word tells us to, I believe this number would be much lower.
And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’38 This is the great and foremost commandment.39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’40 Upon these two commandments hang the whole Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 22:37-40 NASB
I encourage you to forgive, mend fences & show honest love to ALL those in your life. Yes, I’m talking about that coworker who never cleans the microwave after reheating a plate of spaghetti. I’m talking about that abusive parent and the neighbor who takes your parking spot. It doesn’t matter who started it, you dear reader, need to be the bigger person and initiate the healing.
Therefore, if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering. – Matthew 5:23-24 NASB
But if you do not forgive other people, then your Father will not forgive your offenses. – Matthew 6:15 NASB
Come to good terms with your accuser quickly, while you are with him on the way to court, so that your accuser will not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you will not be thrown into prison. – Matthew 5:25 NASB
Do you believe that JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON? If so then your response must be to spend the next few weeks doing everything you can to nourish (provide with the food or other [things] necessary for growth, health, and good condition) others. Jesus did this every day of His life. Therefore, we are obliged to do the same.