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Thanksgiving Points
Us Forward

In 2 Corinthians 1:20 we read:

"For no matter how many promises God
has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.”

Paul is saying in this verse: All of the promises of God find their ultimate consummation, their ultimate fulfillment, because of the work of Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ himself. Whatever goodness you enjoy in your life today, it is because of the work of Jesus Christ. And all of this goodness points forward to the even greater work of Jesus Christ in the future.

So, how do you respond to this reality? First, you thank God looking forward. You long, you lean, you look forward, and you say, "God, I love this blessing. This is a great blessing right now. I love what you're doing in my life. But God, it makes me look forward to that day when Jesus Christ will return." Second, it gives you a great sense of worship and adoration for the God who is at work in your life today, preparing you through today's blessings for the life that is still to come.

I understand the idea of thanking God for the past and for the present. But as God's people, we must thank God for the future. We must thank him looking forward to the thing He is yet to do, because the things of life today are simply a shadow, a foretaste, of greater things yet to come.

In the Name of the One Who Blesses,
Pastor Mark

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