Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His Name. For the Lord is good and His Love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100
May this Thanksgiving bring you joy and peace that passes all understanding no matter what your circumstances are. From the moment God created you He has desired for you to know Him as your Heavenly Father; to love Him; and believe that He loves you. In the Old Testament God said- “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11. No matter who you are; where you live; or your circumstances God created you, loves you, and has great plans for you. Here’s just few of God’s plans for everyone:
In the New Testament Jesus said-For God so loved the world that He gave His one & only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting Life. John 3:16
Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the Truth, I Am The Gate for the sheep. All who ever came before Me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I Am The Gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved. He will come in and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have Life, and have it to the full. John 10:7-10
When life is scary, painful, sad, and uncertain, know that God is with you and will guide you in every situation.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-7
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
If you are looking to have an abundance of things that money can buy, you may be disappointed. And if you do have a lot of money you may already know that money can’t buy eternal happiness and life. We were made for so much more! God desires us to have things that money can’t. A life with Him that lasts forever, overflowing with the things we truly need and that will bring us joy. Imagine living in the world without God’s love? There would be no hope, no joy, no certainty, no peace, no goodness, no love, no future….we would not exist! Nothing would exist…no breath, no stars, to trees, no sun, no food, no animals, no mountains, no laughter, no oceans, no water, etc…and without God’s creation there would be no music, no houses, no clothes, no shoes, no vehicles, no purses, no camping items, etc.. Man cannot live without using something that God created. May we use our bodies and creation in ways that are pleasing to God.
Thank God for all creation which was made in His Love.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
So God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:13
But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
When we are hurt by someone’s actions, may we call on Jesus to help us have peace and overcome the circumstances with God’s love and forgiveness.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. 1 John 4:7
Love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37
(From the words of Paul) I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy..being confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to the completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:3 & 6
Happy Thanksgiving to you all today and always.