“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (Psalm23:5).
As we celebrate Thanksgiving many of us will sit down for a feast with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day. Many of you will enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but there is another table prepared and that is the Master’s table. You are invited to sit at the Master’s table, in His presence, and enjoy His blessings daily. Your invitation should read:
COME AS YOU ARE
Others may have tried to discourage a Canaanite woman from coming to Jesus, but she came anyway. She was broken over the condition of her daughter, but because of her faith Jesus said, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” Her daughter was healed!
Today I’m burdened and praying for our LifePoint ministers with health issues. There is healing at the Master’s table for you.
Prayer: Lord, may You heal their brokenness, restoring them to good health and strength.
COME WITH EXPECTATIONS
On another occasion the disciples came to Jesus, encouraging him to send the multitude to the villages, to buy food for themselves. Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary-you feed them.” The disciples’ responded, “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” Jesus prepared a table of abundance, and the five thousand people plus were fed with food left over. The disciples and the multitude received more than expected on that day.
Prayer: Lord, may each minister and his family experience an abundance this Thanksgiving.
COME WITH GRATITUDE
When we come with gratitude, it keeps us from having an attitude. When we have thankfulness, it leaves no room for thanklessness. We have so much to be thankful for, both personally and corporately! Come to the table with thanksgiving!
Prayer: Lord, help us to come into Your presence with thanksgiving for You are good!
COME WITH A FRIEND
In scripture we see where Jesus invited people to sit with Him at the table for a meal. Who will you invite today to sit with you at the Master’s table? Be intentional in inviting others to join you in your place of worship this Thanksgiving.
Prayer: Lord, I pray that we will be intentional to invite and to follow up with our guests.
Go ahead and respond to His invitation today: come as you are, come with expectations, come with gratitude, and come with a friend! I pray that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Bishop Tim Lamb combines over 34 years of pastoral and church planting experience to lead LifePoint Ministries. Bishop Tim's unique prophetic insight, forward-thinking leadership, and compassion for people combine to make him an effective leader for our pastors and churches.