NATIONAL PARK CHURCH blog
I often have families ask for ideas of how they could serve others during the holidays. Most of the time, it comes from a place of truly wanting to serve and share the Way of Jesus with others. Sometimes, however, I can hear in their voice and comments something else. I hear guilt. "Why are we so blessed....?" I've even seen families get into arguments over how many gifts were given or how much food was prepared.
"God never blesses us to induce guilt." God always gives, whether little or much, because He loves. We want others to know they are loved too. That's why we share. We must share what is on our plates from that point of view.
As you feast this week or any day of the year, please remember that Family, Celebrating, & Feasting are all part of God's Mission. Therefore, they are missional(joining God) and lead us to be filled to serving others. May your cup, plate, and hearts overflow this week. When they do, here are some suggestions on how you might use the Overflow.
Missional Thanksgiving Ideas