Great Day Steele Hill Family,
It has been great getting to know everyone. My family and I are blessed to be with you all and look forward to working with each of you. I pray that each of you have a great and warm thanksgiving filled with love from your family and friends.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, Andrea and I have tried to establish traditions within our household that will give our children a foundation of gratitude for the blessings that God has bestowed upon us.
“Give thanks in all circumstances.”
God calls us to a life of thankfulness. A thankful person is a humble person. So can a proud person be a thankful person? Probably, however, they will have to come down from their high horse to truly be humble enough to reach this Godly level of thankfulness.
God calls us to give thanks in everything. Giving thanks in everything is not giving thanks for everything. It’s hard to be thankful for a flat tire, a negative doctors report, or a difficult marriage. However, we can give thanks in those situations because you know God is still in control. You can be thankful that He works for your good and will never forsake you. You can be thankful for what God will do in these challenging situations.
Thankfulness is an attitude. It is confessing that all you have and all you are comes from the Lord. Giving thanks is a confession that God is good, and He takes care of His children. I say all of this to say my family and I are thankful to have the Steele Hill family as our family now. Our family has grown yet again, and we look forward to traveling in ministry together.
Grace and Peace,
Dr. J. Fite
Veterans were escorted to the front for special recognition.