It’s amazing…Thanksgiving! We all thought that it had been in place since the pilgrims. Well, that just isn’t true. You see, though the pilgrims did give thanks and have a feast and so forth; many colonists were not in agreement that it should be a “National holiday.” There was a magazine editor by the name of Sara Hale who embarked on a one woman campaign to make it a National holiday. Abraham Lincoln agreed with her and almost one hundred years after the country was founded; Thanksgiving was made a National holiday.
Those days are gone…
I wish that I could tell you when masses of people began to recognize it not only as a National holiday and a spiritual holiday…but even I cannot assure you of that even today. I just know that people all across the country recognize that it is not only a day to eat; but a day to give Thanks to God for who He is and what He has done! Our prayer is that on that day; you will find a way to not only give thanks but to make a difference in the world around you. Be Blessed!
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.
I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way–in all your speaking and in all your knowledge–
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.
the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD.
Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
- Thanksgiving Tablescape (Legend of the Five Kernels) (mywarminghouse.com)
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come , they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting . And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance . And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. ACTS 2: 1-5
Why don’t you plan a party for just you and the Holy Spirit? Better yet, invite some friends. Be certain to invite The Holy Spirit! It will be Blessed! Spend some time with Him today.
- The Bible Evidence of the Baptism of The Holy Spirit (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
- Acts 9-10 (mybiblereadingplan.wordpress.com)
THE DOCTOR SAID HE THOUGHT I HAD A BRAIN TUMOR! There are so many different types…most will mightily alter your life or end it.
I really did not know that much about Psalm 23 at the time. I had only said it at funerals. But, they had stuck me in this capsule while they were on their search and destroy/rescue mission. Well, I was fighting the voices telling me not to have the surgery and the fact that I did not like being in that capsule. All of a sudden I start chanting Psalm 23. A great peace came over me.
They found a tumor…I had a stroke in the surgery…my recovery should have never come…but it did..but God wasn’t through yet…
Psalm 23 helped to change the course of my life. When I read it; Iget strength and have courage and I receive great comfort!
I love the part that says He maketh me to lie in front of my enemies, He anoints my head with oil, my cup runneth over…surely goodness and mercy shall follow me…
I take that to say that when I face my enemies…the Holy Spirit is covering me and there is no reason whatsoever for me to be afraid. God sees things long before they happen and though it is new to us…God has already prepared. So stand in faith and get before Him for your instructions on what to do. So many people miss this all the time…they have religion. Yet, they do not have the understanding. Please read carefully below how God anoints His sheep with the Holy Spirit.
Psalm of David. PSALM 23 (Amplified Bible)
1 The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.
3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.
4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.
- Psalm 23:5 It is difficult for those living in a temperate climate to appreciate, but it was customary in hot climates to anoint the body with oil to protect it from excessive perspiration. When mixed with perfume, the oil imparted a delightfully refreshing and invigorating sensation. Athletes anointed their bodies as a matter of course before running a race. As the body, therefore, anointed with oil was refreshed, invigorated, and better fitted for action, so the Lord would anoint His “sheep” with the Holy Spirit, Whom oil symbolizes, to fit them to engage more freely in His service and run in the way He directs—in heavenly fellowship with Him. (Author Unknown)
- Why Do You Fret? by Lanie Davvy October 30, 2012 (faithcenter.wordpress.com)
- Needing God’s Justice! by Lanie Davvy October 30, 2012 (faithcenter.wordpress.com)
- How to produce anointed books which change lives (radiqx.com)
- Psalm 23 with prayer (monicamiller.wordpress.com)
- Psalms 23: “God’s Antidote To…Everything” (jemijo.wordpress.com)
Everyday I hear stories or receive prayers from everyday people like you and I who face unfairness and injustice. Crazy, stupid, way out stuff. Sometimes it happens to me…sometimes it looks impossible. It usually involes some John 10: 10.
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
The thief…Satan…is always behind the dumb stuff. In that case, we do not need a pity party, we need to get before God and pray. Now, I have nothing against asking others to pray for me. I love a Prayer Of Agreement. Yet…there is something immense about getting before God and waiting for the answer to unfold trusting Him. God always has a plan. I heard a minister friend of mine say: “It’s like Chess and God is ALWAYS waiting to put the devil in checkmate.” That’s good. It’s true too.
Let me go get my popcorn because I want to be ready to see the devil get his next whooping!
If you know me…you know I’m not playing!
‘Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the LORD your God is giving you.
“Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.
- Your Faith Is Your Answer! by E. Davenport October 27, 2012 (faithcenter.wordpress.com)
- Psalms 10. A prayer for justice. A song of confidence in God’s triumph over evil (bummyla.wordpress.com)
There is nothing that I can do to stop you from fretting every time that a problem arises. I wish that I could but I know someone who can. He is God , the head of the Holy Trinity…Father, Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit.
He said in the bible: Romans 10: 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. That means that the more you hear the Word …the more you are going to sharpen, grow, increase, preserve your faith. It’s kind of like exercise…you build yourself up.
Something is going to happen to someone around you…maybe even to you…but your faith will carry you through it. I do not want it to happen; but that’s the kind of world that we live in. We have an enemy that wants to “devour” us. He tries every strategy, trick scheme, crooked plan, wicked surprise that he can…his name is Satan…and if anyone told you that he does not exist…they lied!
So, if you have a situation that seems hopeless…or just isn’t right; know right now…there is hope. Dig out your bible, open it and read it and afterwards get on your knees. You will be led to Wisdom. Grace and Peace. Now your job is NOT to resist any of this because your flesh keeps looking at the circumstances. In the meantime, get strong , do not fret…(that won’t help) , receive the Father’s love and let’s move this enemy out of the way! I love you and I will be praying for you! Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you … No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.
Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
1 Chronicles 28:20
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.