Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV)
If we're to give thanks in all circumstances, how much more so on a day called "thanks giving"?

To help you with that, here are some questions to help cultivate thankfulness for what God is doing through your fundraising:
  1. How much of your support has God already brought in? Usually we focus on how much we have left to raise, which causes us to focus on what we lack. Let's instead give thanks to God for what we have by His grace!
  2. How much of your support has come in because of your excellent fundraising skills? Maybe you're much better at fundraising than I am, but most likely this is a very, very low number. Let's give thanks to God that He has worked in people's hearts to bring in so much!
  3. How many amazing people have you met through fundraising that you wouldn't have met otherwise? Let's give thanks to God that He has led us to such people!
  4. How many times has your fundraising experience caused you to rely more fully on His grace? Though often painful, let's give thanks to God for causing us to find the most possible joy in Him alone!
  5. In how many other ways has God shown you His faithfulness so far? Let's give thanks to God for all those ways - and for the ways yet to come!
Have a wonderful holiday!
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV)