Word Of The Month

The holiday season is NEAR!

 

Are you thinking what I am thinking? (But the restrictions STAY. Sigh, guess there will be no Christmas or New Year celebrations this year again.)

 

“I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.” – Will Arnett, Canadian actor

 

Gratefulness leads to happiness. I have not seen a happy grumbler yet. A complaining spirit drives away the joy in our heart. 

 

The triple command in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 say, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” If we want to be joyful, we need to pray and to give thanks in all circumstances. When the sun is shining, we pray, give thanks and rejoice. When the storms hit, we pray, give thanks and rejoice.

 

This is not “Ah Q mentality” or self-deception. It is looking at what we have instead of what we don’t have. I know of a friend who is very negative, even to the extent of being antagonistic. Is he happy? Definitely NOT. When you are grateful, you will likely be happy.

 

I hope that you will be joyful in the Christmas season.

 

If you are going through a tough situation, remember to PRAY. I believe that you will find something to GIVE THANKS to God.

 

Have a Blessed Year End Season!

 

Watch out for EL Advent Series, "SING FOR JOY", beginning on Sunday, 28 November 2021.

 

 

- Bob Lum

 

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