What’s your version of Thanksgiving believer? If it’s the very same as the world’s…something is not quite right. Our vision is God’s vision…
We celebrate Thankgiving different than God does. He must be waiting patiently for us to get on the same page. Now, don’t get me wrong…there is nothing wrong with spending $150.00 or more for a one day meal that will last only a few days and staying up all night cooking. There’s nothing wrong with getting together with family or friends as a sign of love and respect to enjoy one anther’s company. There is nothing wrong with volunteering to cook for, serve or feed the people that are less fortunate..no it’s good. There also, is nothing wrong with doing good deeds or helping people.
And certainly, it is good to give Thanks! No…better than good! But, stop for a moment and think about this: God was so serious about saving our souls from eternal damnation that He gave His only Son to come here, suffer and die as a man…to save us. None of us could have or would have done that. And while I am at ; let me say that the “real turkey…jive turkey…is Satan.
The Real Thanksgiving goes on in heaven! THAT IS WHEN GOD IS PLEASED THAT WE ARE REALLY DOING HIS WORK…CARRYING OUT HIS MISSION…WITH JOY…HEELS CLICKING…HEARTS BEATING RAPIDLY…Our souls longing to save souls! WHEW THAT’S GOOD STUFF! (as my Pastor always says…) Yet, we can celebrate it here on earth…(Thanksgiving) every time that a soul is snatched back from the pit of hell! Think about it….
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new
Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Matthew 19:24-26 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved ? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
- Thanksgiving Prayer By Elaine Davenport November, 2012 (ephesians.wordpress.com)
- Thanking God For Divine Meetings! By Elaine Davenport November, 2012 (peacefulone.wordpress.com)
- We Can’t Give Thanks Enough! By Elaine Davenport November, 2012 (greatthanks.wordpress.com)