I heard a message yesterday from our own Robert "Smooth" Colbert during Smooth Talk, at which he spoke of who to say thank you to during this holiday week. He mentioned that in making his list he left off the God who has given us everything even though he often thanked him as usual on a daily basis.
Truth be told there are days where all of us forget to say thank you to Him. It is a cliche to say it but we take Him for granted just as we often do the generosity of others toward us. As I get older and closer to joining Him in heaven it has become easier for me to not only thank Him daily but to remember everyone who has joined us on this ATB journey.
We pray for you, we are thankful for your love, prayers and support and we never forget where we came from. But it is clear that God has orchestrated our path, compelled you to be a part of us, and taken what we have and multiplied it to help so many others. The stepping stones to success are built on faith in the process and faith in those who fuel the progress.
So we say today on Thanksgiving eve, Thanks for the Giving, you are a blessing, a treasure to us and a gift from God. And to Him who brings it all into the storehouse of His will for us, thanks for the ultimate giving of redemption that Jesus has provided, and the mercy and grace that comes from knowing Him.
All of that is our Thanksgiving feast!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.