Ready? Set? Go! (Putting T-day 2021 into action)

Thanksgiving is an action–a behavior, not a feeling. Join me in giving thanks today. (Tell God, “Thank You” in the comments section of this post.)

Thank You, Jesus, for being so real in my life and for demonstrating Your presence to me every day!

Thank You, Lord for my wife and for the beautiful relationship You have given us.

Thank You, Lord for creativity and for enabling me to think and write so many original thoughts.

Thank You, Lord for convicting me when I want to follow my own desires and for pulling me back when I start to stray.

Thank You, Lord for the hundreds of books that You have led me to read that have burned in my heart and changed my life.

Thank You, Lord for letting me experience You moving in and through ordinary people, starting with the Jesus Movement until the present day.

Thank You, Lord that You transformed my unbelieving family (parents and two brothers) into Jesus-lovers and Christ-followers.

Thank You, Lord for my daughter and for the privilege and joy you gave me of watching her grow up.

Thank You, Lord for the freedom and opportunity that WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter give me to post about my love for You.

Thank You, Lord for the Bible and for all the people who sacrificed and worked so hard to preserve it and translate it so that I can read it daily and let Your words set my heart on fire.

Thank You, Lord for the supernatural gift of tongues that lets Your rivers of living water freely flow from deep within me.

Thank You, Lord for all the miracles I’ve seen you do for me and for other people.

Thank You, Lord for giving me many friends who wholeheartedly love you and seek to follow and obey you in life and for all the encouragement and support they have given me.

Thank You, Lord for The Salvation Army supporting my wife and me and letting us oversee sermon-free, Spirit-led church for 10 years.

Thank You, Lord that I can offer Elephants INspiring The Room Kindle edition for free Thanksgiving 2021 through Giving Tuesday.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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