I recently visited my sister who lives up in Georgia. Her home sits elevated, alongside a creek. In the morning I can hear the water running and trees swooshing while the wind runs through the branches. One morning as I sat reading my devotional, I focused in on what appeared to be a treehouse built many years ago.
The treehouse was already there when my sister purchased the house. It seems quite old but still quaint. It reminds me of the treehouse I built for my children years ago but this one is much older. I can still remember the enjoyment and good times they had in the treehouse I built.
As I reflect on those times, I think about what good times were had in her treehouse. I’m also reminded of why I built my kid’s treehouse in the first place…to bring them joy. As a father, I want them to experience the joy of childhood and enjoy giving them gifts. I’m thankful that they’re thankful. This then makes me think about how much more our heavenly father enjoys giving to us.
Read and meditate on Mathew 7:11. What does this verse tell you?
What has God given you to be thankful for?
What can you do for someone today to show them how thankful you are for them?
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
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