Giving thanks is not simply a response to fortunate circumstances but it is an act of faith. It is recognizing that God is faithfully working in every situation of our lives. In today’s text, there were 10 people who encountered the same life-changing miracle, but only one of them came back to thank Jesus. We pray to be a people who always recognize God’s work and give Him thanks.
Philippians 1: 6
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
We can easily be distracted with many things; some even being good, while totally neglecting what is necessary. Life gets busy; our lives become busy. So, much so that many times we become too busy for Christ. All the busyness tends to distract us from Christ that we neglect the necessity of being with Him. Today we look at a very familiar passage in the Bible about two sisters and Jesus that speaks on this issue. My goal today is not to teach something new, but to simply remind us and hopefully encourage us to not neglect Jesus Christ in all our busyness of life and service.
There is a shift that should take place in our relationship with our parents as we reach fuller maturity in adulthood. As we continue in our growth in age and life stage, the way we relate to our parents and how they should involve themselves in our own lives must change. Also, some of us may be confused about the meaning of “honoring our parents.” Today, we learn what it means to honor our parents as we distinguish the meaning of honoring and obeying. Ultimately, we want to be faithful in cultivating a healthy relationship with our aging parents.