“The Wednesday Word” Podcast & Devotional

We thought it would be a great idea to have a mid-week recap & refresh of Pastor David’s Sunday sermon. Let’s make sure that we are learning all we can from them!

Pastor David’s Wednesday devotional will be related to the Sunday sermon in some way. It could be an expansion on a theme, a different twist, or some kind of content related to Sunday’s sermon. Various staff members and parishioners will gather to discuss the devotional and how it relates to our lives and maybe give some practical application of the word.

You can listen to the audio version in your car, while doing housework, during your workout, or whenever is most convenient for you. We want you to be able to access it at any time that is the right time for you to have a few minutes to read and reflect on it.

Devotional Text

Pastor David’s devotional for November 23, 2022

Psalm 9:1-2

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;

I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

Tomorrow is thanksgiving.  While thanksgiving can be celebrated in lots of ways, one thing is central to the experience—giving Thanks!  What are you thankful for?

When I think about thanksgiving and all God has done for me, often I begin with the obvious.  I am here, able to be with others, able to offer my thanks.  This is only possible because God created life, and whatever this day brings, it is because God gave us life.  So, I give thanks to God for life itself and the many, many blessings I have experienced because I am alive.  Thank you, God!

As I think about the gift of life God has given me, I am aware that throughout my life God has been with me, loving me, guiding me, growing me in faith, and through Jesus Christ freeing me from destructive forces that threaten to consume my life.  I have so many stories I can tell about ways I have experienced the grace of God.  Each story gives reason to be thankful.  God is with us!  Thank you, God!

The people in my life give me reason to be thankful as well.  I think about people in my life who have invested in me, helping me to grow.  I think of people who love me, helping me know my life matters.  I think of friends and companions and that I don’t have to live my life alone.  Each person gives me reason to be thankful.  Thank you God!

And tonight, as I write this devotional, I am thinking of the many people who are Desert Spring.  I am so blessed to be in ministry with such wonderful Christian people.  I can’t begin to express my gratitude for each person in our church.  Tonight, I am thinking of you.  Thank you, God!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  God bless you,

Pastor Dave

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