|Prophecy Today Ministries|
This is a time for us to reflect and give thanks. Before we can truly do so, we must draw close to the one who gave us life and liberty. As the daylight hours grow short, we tend to have a darkened view of everyday life. We begin to worry over issues that are not really issues at all.
It is critical to know that the way we view a circumstance is what will enable us to overcome or be overcome.
This is why staying close to the Savior is so important during the Holiday Season. We stay close to the Lord through Thanksgiving and praise. Through our praise the Lord ministers to us His blessing. That is one heritage we have as Christian's.
Those who know the Lord have a victory that is far greater than anything that can be achieved through the world and concepts of self help progression.
We don't worship an idol but a living God who loves us and He calls us to worship that He may bless us.
This is important to remember while we strive to get good grades. We can be assured of having a victory that is beyond our best hopes and dreams. We must strive to do our best in all areas because it is our duty as Christians. But we must not lose heart if things don't always turn out for the best. Our heritage is far better than any fortune of wealth or achievement of any standard or measure. His Grace will be ministered to us for all the ages to come. We need to remember this when the enemy lies to us and tries to steal our joy. This can easily happen during the winter months. Get close to the Lord! That is the best prescription for any feeling of want or emptiness. His mercies endure forever and He inhabits the praises of His people.
We have a joy that supersedes all hopes given by the world.
We must remember this joy, and to embrace the love of the Savior. He saw us worthy of His death....The death of the Cross. This was done to bring us back to His loving embrace through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Remember His love and how we can achieve in all areas by being in His will and striving with psalms on our hearts giving to us from our communing with Him.
Let's read some scriptures of Thanksgiving.
1 Chron 16:8-16
8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
12 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
13 O descendants of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
15 He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations,
16 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.
34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
35 Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise."
Ps 28:7-8 7
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.
8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
12 that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.
3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.
6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you."
36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks , he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.
37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
38 The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children.
25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely not I, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you."
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body."
27 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.
28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
29 I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father's kingdom."
30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus told them, "This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: "'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'
32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
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