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8601 Del Webb Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89134
 (702) 341-7800 
info@mviewpc.org
Office Hours:   
Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm     
 Friday from 9 am to 1 pm
Sunday Services
8:30 am Traditional Worship 
  (Child care available at both services) 
10:30 am Contemporary Worship 
10:30 am Children’s Sunday School
12:00 pm U50 (Under 50)
on 2nd & 4th Sundays
    4:30 pm  Youth Group 
 
 

Attitude of Gratitude

A couple of weeks ago I borrowed a rake from a neighbor.

The other day he knocks on my door and I greet him warmly as I answer the door.

We talk for a few minutes about the Dodgers, the weather, the Golden Knights and everything is going so smoothly.

Until… Until… He blurts out, “Hey, I was wondering if I could get my rake back from you?”

What in the world!!?? The nerve of some people!

My eyes nearly fell out of my head. I quickly closed the door and stormed out to the backyard and just let the fumes fume. What was my neighbor thinking!!??

My word! Some people!!

 

Can you imagine if this had really happened?

It’s hard to imagine anyone acting like that after borrowing something from a neighbor.

And yet, how does the above illustration correlate with our attitude toward giving back to God?

 

Everything we have. Everything we earn. Everything we own… is on loan… from God.

All God asks of us is to give back a portion of what God has already given to us.

God gave everything we have so freely, so generously, so lovingly.

His great desire is for us to adopt the same attitude.

To give generously. To give joyously. To give recklessly with full abandonment.

 
We have all heard the statement –

“Give until it hurts.”

The only time I hurt is when I do not give. When I do not give of my time, my talents, and/or my resources that is when I hurt the most.

 

On Sunday, November 5th  we have the great and joyful privilege of pledging to God a portion of our financial resources to the Mountain View Presbyterian Church’s 2018 annual budget.

 

I love what Paul says in 2 Corinthians 8 –

“But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you — see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”

 

MVPC – Thank you ahead of time for being a generous church!

As we celebrate Stewardship Dedication Sunday on November 5th and celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23rd  may we share our attitude of gratitude with God and with one another!

 

Grace and Peace,

Laugh often and Fear not!

David!

 

 

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