I know we’ve enjoyed Thanksgiving together. You had turkey, right? None of this steak and ham. Ham’s for Christmastime.

I hope you had a great day counting your blessings. I hope you’re with friends and relatives and loved ones and I hope it was a great day.

But now we’re in the last week. I don’t want to finish off this month without thinking about being thankful today.

Psalm 95 verse 2, I’m to come into his presence with Thanksgiving. You know when I pray sometimes I catch myself. It’s almost like a give me, give me, give me, give me, give me. And I know prayer is asking. I know that. But I read these prayers in the Bible. Most of the prayers were not just bestowing on me.

And I wonder if we can realize that we come into God’s presence. I believe we ought to come in with some preparation. Come to his presence with Thanksgiving. Lord, I want to thank you for another night that you preserved me and you kept my heart while I was sleeping. My heart was pumping. You watched, cared over us. We were safe in our home.

God, my family is safe today. I want to thank you for letting the sun to shine up today. Soon it’s going to be up today. I want to thank you for the way you’re going to protect us and guide us and convict us and shield us and all that you do. What a mighty God we serve.

Let’s come into his presence, not with anger, not with frustration, not with hopelessness, but let’s come. Today, please come with Thanksgiving.

Have a wonderful day.

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Pastor Jack Trieber

Pastor Trieber

Pastor Trieber has served as the pastor of the North Valley Baptist Church since March of 1976. He is also the President of Golden State Baptist College.