It’s never too early to have Thanksgiving, that is, if you really understand what it means and How powerful it is!
The principle behind Thanksgiving is the act of Gratitude, its an attitude of gratefulness. I enjoyed a wonderful sermon at Church yesterday, all about the transformative power of Christ in others lives, in our own and how there is a definite “Atmosphereic Change” that occurs when the presence of the Lord, comes from with us and through us. It brings about change and it causes change on every level.
I also came across an inspirational quote recently, “Every Saint has a Past and every Sinner has a Future”; it is so profund, because it describes all of humankind; whether transformed, reformed or conformed. All who are right with God should be giving thanks for that elite condition of Grace and sanctification. Every sinner should see a glimmer of hope in the knowledge that even the worst of infractions holds no power against him once Jesus enters his heart! In an instant, bad become good and wrongs are turned right.
Thankfullness and Thanksgiving go hand in hand. I remember my beloved Mother once telling me…Turn that frown upside down! explaining that being happy can cause you to smile, but then adding this one key fact, which I never forgot….she said, “Did you know it works in reverse?”. I inquired, “No, what do you mean?”…she replied as she smiled;
“When you smile, it can cause you to become Happy!”. Hallelujah, Thankfulness and Gratitude work this same way.
Give thanks forward to God, today, this minute, for anything and everything you can honestly express thankfulness for. See what transpires, the floodgates of blessing unfold in your heart, in your life and splay out before you. It wont be long before it permeates everything around and it for sure turns the tides of change for the better! The best way to get and keep your blessings is in Thanksgiving!
Psalm 100:4King James Version (KJV)4Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Cor. 15:57O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. I Chron. 16:34Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. II Cor. 2:14Romans 1:2121Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.There are over 70 verses in scripture on “THANKS”…giver it a look….http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/translationResults.cfm?Criteria=thanks&t=KJV&sf=5
Heavenly Father, I thank you for this Day, for every thing that transpired within it, enjoying all of the blessings you have prepared. Let us be thankful for every blessing. I am thankful for my wonderful family, great friends, loving pets, hobbies and tasks which lift my hands to. For the most amazing Peace and Joy which is embracing my heart. Every minute is spent in the shadow of your transforming Love. Lord, I pray that You reveal more of You, the Kingdom and the many blessings You have in store for us, your Church. Help us Oh Lord to never neglect to offer Thankfulness, in every situation. In the Mighty name of Yehushua, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ AMEN.
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