Weekly Message from General Chief Overseer Bishop Dr. Calvin Worthem

Date: 11/07/2022

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to Him be the Glory and to the Holy Ghost. This month’s keyword is Thankfulness.

Being thankful is to show gratitude and appreciation for what God has done for us. In fact, being thankful can be the most challenging aspect of our lives. Ephesians 5:20, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”. It is important to remember the foundation for thankfulness is found in Ephesians 5:18b-19: Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts. What Paul wants us to understand is that thankfulness is not a happenstance, but the ability to give thanks in everything.


Being grateful heightens our sensitivity to divine direction. When we communicate gratitude, we can be filled with the Spirit and connect to those around us and the Lord Jesus Christ. However, rather than Paul addressing the concerns of a particular church, it was a sermon to all Christians throughout all generationsWhen we reflect on our blessings and rehearseGod’s accomplishments, we discover God’s heart. And to discover God’s heart is to discover not just good gifts but the Good Giver “(God).And, whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:17).


In closing Jesus’s death, became how we give thanks in every aspect of our lives, that are obvious, obscure, and even objectionable. In everything, we should give thanks. Psalms 107:1, “O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. Therefore, the real question is, how are we being thankful? Part Two on thankfulness next week. Let usremember, “…with God all things are possible”. (Matthew 19:26)


In His Service,

Bishop Dr. Calvin Worthem

General Chief Overseer/Senior Bishop