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Happy Thanksgiving

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I posted yesterday in preparation for Thanksgiving, and yet I sit here feeling the ‘urge’ to post yet again!  The house is full this morning with my cousin and his wife, and seven children, along with the noise that comes with children.  My parents are on the road and should be arriving here within the hour.  My wife and I and my cousin Doug got up this morning and swept out the garage and set up tables and chairs.  The turkey and ham are in the roasters, the rolls are rising, the pumpkin pies and the apple pie are made and cooling in the fridge.  We are preparing to start peeling potatoes and soon the kitchen will be bustling with the final preparations of the Thanksgiving dinner.

With all the hustle and bustle that goes into a Thanksgiving celebration…and with all the joy that we feel with family near, let’s not forget to give credit where it is due!

How richly God has blessed my life!  I am so grateful for all His blessings…a warm home, the delicious food we will be enjoying, the peace brought by His presence, all my needs supplied, and more than I could begin to type!

Take time out today and give thanks to the Lord!

Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends!

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Thanksgiving

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The old song says:

I am blessed, I am blessed
Every day that I live I am blessed
When I wake up in the morning, till I lay my head to rest
I am blessed, I am blessed

This could very well be the theme song for my life!  I am definitely blessed!

With Thanksgiving coming in just a couple short days…this past Sunday being our Thanksgiving service at church…tomorrow’s (Wednesday) service being our Praise & Testimony Service…family coming to celebrate…my mind has been on Thanksgiving lately.  Or more the subject of thanks rather than the holiday itself!

Scripture speaks on the subject:

1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks:for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Psalm 100:4
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

I spoke on Sunday on being thankful…human nature causes us to focus on what we don’t have, rather than taking notice of what we do have!  We need to overcome the fleshly desire of negativity and take note of the abundant blessing in our lives!

Taking from my message this past Sunday:

This Thanksgiving, what do I have to give thanks for?

I’m not rich…but I have a warm home and food on my table!

I’m not well known…but I have friends and I have family!

My family is not near…but I have a wonderful church family!

I have a wonderful wife and three healthy children!

I have not one, but two great churches!

The Lord has blessed me with both ministry and opportunities that I never would have dreamed in my wildest dreams!

And mostly…I have a God who clothed Himself in flesh and walked this earth and died on a cross for my sins, and came into my life and filled me with His presence!

Today, this week, this year…I am thankful!

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