Remember, remember the Fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.
These famous words that are usually said on November 5. (I know I am a little early.)
They aren't the nicest words to remember, and many of you I'm sure will know the story of Guy Fawkes and the reasons for the saying.
Perhaps, we could find a different reason to make tomorrow (or today) memorable. By remembering God's blessings in our lives.
As Christians we are often reminded to count our blessings. To pause. To reflect. To think upon all the good things that God has blessed us with. Sometimes the little things that make our day brighter, sometimes much larger acts of grace or generosity.
This morning I invite you to pray or meditate through the Scriptures below. Focus on good things in your lives over the recent weeks and months, and thank God for all that he has done in the storms of life.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Psalm 118:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.