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Teaching God's Word with Love...

FLAVA Church with Apostle Z & Pastor D


Minute Meditation

(Elder Florence M. Johnson)



In Everything, Give Thanks

     My grandchildren delight me with their company and conversation.  One phrase they use frequently is “Thank you.” They say it when I give them cookies, praise their accomplishments, read bedtime stories and compliment their abilities.  I love my grandchildren simply because they exist; still, hearing the words thank you warms my heart in ways I can barely describe. It is the sweetest icing on this granny’s cake and I never tire of hearing them say it.


     God wants to hear His children say “Thank You,” too.


     Giving thanks to God is a form of praise (Psalm 107:1), brings us peace (Philippians 4:6-7), and lets God know how grateful we are for His help in times of trouble (Psalm 30:11-12).  We can thank Him for our food, our clothes, our church, and our lives.  Jesus Himself thanked God during His last supper on earth, knowing He would soon die on the cross (Matthew 26:27-28) for the remission of our sins.  Jesus knew then as we should all know now: in every situation we can and should thank God.


     Let’s replace every urge to whine and complain with the urge and action of thanking God instead.  Let every day be our Thanksgiving Day, to Him.


     In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you  (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Minute Meditations are reflections to help us live our lives with excellence.

Our personal invitation for you:

If you don't have a church home, now is the perfect time to find one.  We welcome you to our home, The First Love Alive Victory Army (FLAVA) Church.  Here you will find a loving atmosphere with spiritual, educational, and practical tools for salvation of the mind, body, soul, and spirit. We offer a supportive community with opportunity for personal and spiritual growth - all online!


You are welcome to join us, online, for Sunday Service at 9:00am and weekly Bible Study and Prayer, Tuesdays at 7:00pm.  We also offer online, collegiate studies at the Faith Christian College, Monday evenings at 7:00pm.


For more information and direction, visit our Homepage, Bible Study Page, and the Faith Christian College Page.  You can also call us at: (804) 477-3141 or send a message through this link:  Contact Us.

*God Bless You*