This week, people across our nation will gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. Around tables filled with food, many will pause to say a word of thanks for all of the material and physical blessings we enjoy. But these are not the greatest blessings!
God’s greatest gifts are not bought with money. They don’t deteriorate with age or get left behind in death. The most valuable gifts are the spiritual blessings that are ours through Christ.
This Thanksgiving Day (and every day) believers should concentrate on the eternal instead of the temporal, the heavenly instead of the earthly. These are the blessings that are unchanged by time and untouched by circumstances.
In the book of Ephesians we discover a rich list of what God has given to His children. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). I would like to invite you to join me for the next three weeks as we open this portion of Scripture and take inventory of “all spiritual blessings” that are ours in Christ.
My heart has been amazed again as I have reflected on what God has made available for His people! Our sincere prayer is that you will discover all that God has for you and be led to true thanksgiving, worship, and praise. Listen to the first two episodes in this new Enjoying the Journey series now at enjoyingthejourney.org/broadcast or on your podcast player. Then plan to continue with us as we walk through the book of Ephesians in the days ahead.
May God bless you and your family this week and help you to rediscover the priceless blessings that are already yours in the Lord Jesus.