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I am grateful for what I am and have, my thanksgiving is perpetual.

– Henry David Thoreau

Perpetual Thanksgiving

Perpetual is defined as “never ending or changing; occurring repeatedly; so frequent as to seem endless and uninterrupted.” Let that sink in for a moment. Meanwhile, the dictionary defines thanksgiving as “the expression of gratitude.” Now put that together and you would have a never ending or changing expression of gratitude. Imagine that as part of your daily life.

To make your thanksgiving perpetual, you are grateful continually and do not limit your expression of gratitude to one Thursday in November. Imagine if your daily attitude expressed your daily gratitude.

I looked in my inbox this week and I got just what I needed from the Simple Preacher. I am oftentimes intrigued by self-inflicted limits many Christians in ministry or Bible teaching place on themselves in the realm of faith teaching, a limitless and boundless space when you consider that our God, Elohim, has no limitations and offers us so much. Yet, I received a post related to Obadiah, an obscure book of prophecy from the Old Testament Scriptures and thanked God that there are at least a few kindred spirits like the Simple Preacher and Georgetta Head in the struggle for God’s people to know the entirety of God’s Word. Thanks and praise be to God for the encouragement found in His Word daily as we seek Him through devotion and Bible study.

2020: Make a Difference, Make an Impact

I have attempted this before and I will continue to try to make this a regular annual campaign through the Life Path Mobile Ministries. Giving Thanks by Giving Back is back again. With your help, we can make this a reality despite the limitations and requirements due to COVID-19.

During November 22-29, Life Path Ministries & Services will actively push and promote Giving Thanks by Giving Back: A Week of Works.  Through our Holiday Outreach Service Team (H.O.S.T.) and the Saved2Serve Volunteer Network, this campaign works with Faith Impact Training (F.I.T.) to support any other ministries, parachurches, and local churches as well as individuals seeking to do good works and give back during this time..

This year’s theme is simply stated as: Make a Difference, Make an Impact. That is support by the NT Bible verse: And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful (Titus 3:14, NKJV).

So, what will be different this year than in the past? Think about the pandemic and its restrictions and guidelines from the CDC and your local health officials. The health guidance on contact tracing and small groups for your area will drastically impact how we will launch our work this year. In response to the limited contact, we will host a brief presentation and a walkthrough of the campaign and its components along with some tips and technical assistance for implementation on November 14th at 12:30 PM PST via livestream on YouTube.

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In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 (ESV)

As promised, I have included a Black Friday free resource for you.

Let Your Light Shine: Share It & Show It

My hope is that this resource might serve as an impactful part of your reading.  It serves as a foundation for some other work that we have coming up but it also stands out as a simple reminder of our root cause and calling as a believer.

Faith Impact Training is about inspiring hearts, minds and souls, particularly for outreach/ evangelism and service through good works.  Our mantra is making a difference today, while leaving an impact for life.  Part of our work includes the development and distribution of publications and trainings.

Stay tuned.  There is more to come.

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The latter part of 1 Chronicles 9:1 reads like so in the NIV: “The people of Judah were taken captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness.” The unfaithfulness of of the people led to the destruction of the people.  Imagine what happens when people from the community start to negatively influence and impact others within that community.  Whatever may be the issue at hand may lead to some dire consequences based upon the choices made by those who lead or serve within the community.  Judah suffered because of its people’s position with God, they were unfaithful.  They failed to exercise faith in God.  Man, you’ve got to love how the Bible relates the consequence to their relationship with God.  It is called sin, transgression, unbelief and even disobedience in various Bible translations.  Have enough faith to believe that God can change you and start there.  Don’t suffer the consequence of following along with others, growing apathetic and cynical as you start asking what is the use of it all.

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Recently, news of the passing of Oral Roberts at 91 hit the press. Personally, I was struck by the impact and influence of Roberts in the area of evangelism, the good ol’ spreading of the gospel. I was also saddened to recollect reading numerous accounts of his life and wondered if many really understood what Roberts contributed to the arena of Christendom that we see today. Roberts was a visionary, not just a man with a healing ministry. Roberts developed a university to establish Christians in nearly every field imaginable. Oral Roberts listened to God and did as He said, so he lived long and made a lasting imapact on countless lives. Blessings to those who mourn our dear brother who is now out of our sight but never out of our hearts. Amen.

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