Monday, November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

Good morning all-

Well I have a ton to be thankful for today and I hope you do too.  I woke up to my picture on Facebook with my great nephew and I was reminded how important family is in our lives.  It is the key that unlocks many of the mysteries in life.  I pray that wherever you live God has given you a family to love and that loves you.  If you weren't blessed with great parents, I hope he has provided a great boyfriend or a wonderful husband.  It's never too late to start a new generation full of God's love.

We continue to walk through the Scripture looking at words of thanksgiving for our Lord.  We need that now more than ever.  Is God as big as He says He is?  Does He reign from Heaven?  Can we count on Him in all circumstances?  The answer is Yes to all of the above.  Easy test first think in the morning, don't you think?  My point is we must trust and be faithful to our Lord.  He is who He says He is.  He doesn't leave us or forsake us even though we feel like that sometimes.  He is always near, guiding and orchestrating like a great conductor.  We might not see what He's doing but He's doing something. He is wonder and splendor and He has us all right where He wants us.

So today, as you go about your day and week leading up to Christmas, I want us to concentrate on what we are thankful for.  My mother-in-law had a thanksgiving bowl and she read almost 27 things people were thankful for.  I thanked Jesus for the abundance of blessings He has bestowed on my life.  He is all I need and I am going to remember that into the holidays.  We must concentrate on what He means in our lives and in the lives that don't know Him yet.  I'm thankful everyday that He found me and saved me.  That's the greatest blessing I've ever received.  Take heart my sisters and be thankful that our Lord came to save us!

Psalm 97:12 NKJV:

Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Jonah 2:9 NKJV:

"But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed.  Salvation is of the Lord."

My prayer today:

O, Lord, I come before You with thanksgiving in my heart.  I worship You for Your power and majesty.  I give my life to be Yours and ask that You would be with me all my days.  Heal the nations, bring forth Your power and show all of us Your might in a darkened world.  People are frightened and nations are at war, bring forth Your love and guide us all our days.  We are in need of You.  No man can change the course of History but You can; so today we put our hands in Your hands and ask that the Lord of light would guide the nations and their leaders.  We praise You today for everything You are and everything You will be.  May the people in every nation bow down to Your holy name and may we all come back to what is right and true, YOU!  I come before You praying for the lost and hungry this season.  Provide food and shelter to the destitute and give us all the manna we need to sustain life.  Lift up those that have the funds to provide things to the starving and write on their hearts an amount to give this week.  There is no better time for us to show a hurting world that You are near.  Make us bold for You Jesus and give us strength to endure the coming days with thanksgiving.  In Jesus name, AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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