Thanksgiving Day 2021… remember to let loved ones know how much you appreciate and love them.
I found this little poem several years ago on “raindrop”.
Too often we don’t realize what we have until it is gone;
Too often we wait too late to say “I’m sorry – I was wrong.”
Sometimes it seems we hurt the ones we hold dearest to our hearts;
And we allow foolish things to tear our lives apart.
Far too many times we let unimportant things into our minds;
And then it’s usually too late to see what made us blind.
So be sure that you let people know how much they mean to you;
Take that time to say the words before your time is through.
Be sure that you appreciate everything you’ve got;
And be thankful for the Little things in life that mean a lot.
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1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I’ve written about this topic before, here and here, but this morning I woke up thinking about it again. If a born again believer hears about someone leaving the Roman Catholic Church they would be filled with joy, they would be ecstatic! In the past we have spoken to several pastors about the ecumenism within their churches. We told them that we were born again and that the Lord led us out of the Roman Catholic Church. The responses from those pastors were disheartening. So my question is how can this be. Why no spontaneous joy for the ones who were delivered from the harlot church of Rome. Why no embracing of them, as a true shepherd would embrace, into the body of believers? Just the opposite occurred and continues to occur, and this should break the heart of every genuinely born again Christian.
Jeremiah 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 10:21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.