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Written by Shirley Rhodes

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Remembering others during this holiday season, should be an important part of many of the choices and decisions we make as we find enjoyment in sharing the love of God and bounty of his blessings. God blessed you especially in order that you may bless others this Thanksgiving Holiday Season.

It is a journey in which we are free to participate in, and that freedom should not be wasted or shared in selfness,think of your brothers and sisters in need, help bring a smile to their face, because when we spread a little joy we all feel better.

Feeding the Hungry

Our response to what God requires of us (sharing) will be like a chain reaction of events, touching families, neighbors, friends and our communities.  Let us activate our faith, love and hope this holiday season which encourages our hearts to continue on this journey called life; of course we will encounter forces of unbelief, indifference and despair along the way but we must move about with and attitude of expectancy in all we do.  Let us be reminded that we face difficult challenges ahead and allow God to put our lives in order by respecting the government, be law-abiding, and always ready to lend a helping hand. No insults, no fights, God’s people should be big hearted and courteous (Titus 2:1-2, MGS).

Remembering others during this holiday season should encourage us to know the true meaning of giving and sacrifice; we are abiding according to the pattern Jesus has given, we gladly make sacrifices and share with others, which is Christ like. When people are truly concerned for one another they bond together in such a way it simply becomes a part of who they truly are.  Take a look at the book of Acts how believers banded together to ensure that all needs were met. As written: The whole congregations of believers were united as —one heart, one mind! They didn’t even claim ownership of their own possessions. No one said, “This is mine; or you can’t have it.” They shared everything. So it turned out that not a person among them was needy. The apostles gave powerful witness to the resurrection of the Master Jesus, and grace was on all of them (Acts 4: 32-35).

To Remember others this holiday season should be about unconditional love, the pattern of love Jesus gave us to live by. Jesus says, “I’ve loved you the way my Father has loved me; make yourselves at home in my love. This is my command: Love one another the way I have loved you. Put your life on the line for your friends, you are my friends when you do the things I command you. I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from my Father. You didn’t choose me, remember, I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives to you, but remembers the root command: Love one another.

So as we are about this holiday season of thanksgiving, let us remember those less fortunate, alone, sick and in need and open our hearts in love by sharing ourselves through the love Jesus has given us. May you be blessed this season by remembering others during this holiday season?  Now let us be about God’s business as we share our blessings.  He taught us how to share by first learning how to love.  Click on this video clip, lift up your Holy Hands and share in the praise and blessings of real love.

If this message blessed you, share it with someone else and allow them to also receive a blessing.  We thank you for sharing in all that God has blessed us with this Thanksgiving.



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