To Love & To Lead: Staff Discussions


Posted on Nov 15, 2017 by Pastor Wes Hilliard


When I was in Iraq our Gospel Congregation sang a song by Hezekiah Walker called “Grateful.”  In a combat zone, you have plenty about which to complain.  The challenge as believers is to rise above the difficult and the negative to be grateful.  It was the same with our forebears – both Pilgrims and Native Americans.   They chose gratitude to the LORD.  What will you choose this year?

Read the lyrics to this song:

I am grateful for the things that You have done.
Yes, I'm grateful for the victories we've won.
I could go on and on and on about Your works
because I'm grateful, grateful, so grateful just to praise You Lord.
Flowing from my heart ... are the issues of my heart.  It's gratefulness!
Grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful, grateful,
Grateful, grateful, grateful, gratefulness, it's flowing from my heart!

Gratitude is our proper response to the LORD.  When we truly meditate in thanksgiving, scientists have proven that it heals the brain and lifts the spirit!  Sunday, we will give our praise and thanks to the LORD.   We will even have a short time available in the services for you to share your testimony of thanks for what the LORD has done in your life THIS YEAR.  We will pray for the persecuted church around the world.   And we will join Elijah in 1 Kings 19 thanking the LORD for speaking to us and giving us the gift of prayer!

See you Sunday in the NO WHINE ZONE!  Let us be grateful. Grateful!  Grateful!!




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