Follower of One : Missions For The Rest Of Us
Mike Henry Sr.
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Encore - 1010-And Be Thankful Colossians 3:15• 3 min
Hey, welcome back to the Follower of One podcast. I'm Mike Henry, your host and the founder of Follower of One. I love doing the podcast and today I want to talk about Colossians 3:15. If you hear this on-air date, this is the day before Thanksgiving in the US. The verse that I chose for today is, "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts to which indeed you were called in one body and be thankful. That's Colossians 3:15 from the New American Standard Bible. In the U.S., as we celebrate Thanksgiving, which we will do tomorrow, many don't even understand, that the original thankfulness wasn't just to the Indians or just to each other, but it was to God for the provisions that he made. Thankfulness is worship. It's easy to be thankful to others and we need to be thankful to others. It lubricates our relationships. When we're thankful to others. And when we appreciate others, they feel appreciated. And that feeling reduces the friction that typically happens when people interact. Friction is the force or the result of two objects coming into contact with each other. And friction causes heat. When we interact with our fellow humans, we can cause friction. But a spirit of genuine appreciation, frees everything up. It's like it lubricates all the mechanisms. We look out for others, and we consider them more important than ourselves when we appreciate them. And it lubricates our relationships. So, thankfulness to others is key. But also, thankfulness is to God. As Christ followers, all gratitude or thankfulness is aimed at him. We know he is in control. Our thankfulness reminds us, my thankfulness reminds me that I'm dependent upon God and not the other way around. It puts me in my proper place in the world. So today and every day, I want to be thankful to God for the things that happen, even the good and the not so good things. We'll talk about that a little bit more tomorrow. Today, just thank God for what's going on today and tomorrow. Ask him to help you be thankful in everything that you do. We want thankful to be a word that others use to describe us.
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