Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is in just a few hours! I mean, it feels like we celebrated it only a few months ago instead of one year ago!

People love eating turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing (my grandmother’s stuffing is amazing!), cranberry sauce, apple pie, etc. But, sometimes people in America forget what Thanksgiving is really all about.

The pilgrims came over from England on the Mayflower. They came here because they wanted to worship God in peace. Because, their king wanted everyone to practice one religion. Many people died on the Mayflower, and that first hard winter for the pilgrims. Thankfully, the Lord sent Samoset, an indian, and he introduced them to Squanto. He would later help the pilgrims plant, and grow crops. The pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest by eating and rejoicing with the neighboring Wampanoag tribe. The celebration lasted 3 days.

In 1863, during the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln announced that Thanksgiving would be celebrated nation wide on the last Thursday of November.

“No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Thanksgiving is a time to reunite with family, and to thank God for all the many blessings he has given us.

Today, I made an “I am thankful for….” turkey. On the feathers I wrote everything I was thankful for. I ended up using a lot of feathers. I almost didn’t have enough room to put all the things I was thankful for on them.

On Thanksgiving don’t just think about food, but thank God for all he has given you. If you can’t think of anything, than here is something. You are alive. Thank God for life.

Thank God everyday and not just on Thanksgiving.

Sometimes the things you take for granted, someone else is praying for.

Try to count your blessings, you will be naming blessings all day! For God is good!  Happy Thanksgiving!~ cupcakegirl10

  1. When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
    When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
    Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
    And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

    • Refrain:
      Count your blessings, name them one by one,
      Count your blessings, see what God has done!
      Count your blessings, name them one by one,
      *Count your many blessings, see what God has done.
      [*And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.]
  2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
    Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
    Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
    And you will keep singing as the days go by.
  3. When you look at others with their lands and gold,
    Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
    Count your many blessings—*money cannot buy [*wealth can never buy]
    Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.
  4. So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
    Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
    Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
    Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

 

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

Psalm 136:1  “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.”

 

Prayer Notebook.

I encourage you to start a “prayer notebook”.

Just by a notebook from the store, and if you want you can get those sticky tabs that separate different sections.

I would suggest separating your notebook into 5 sections.

  1. Prayers about myself
  2. Prayers about others
  3. Prayers about other things
  4. Praises
  5. Bible Verses

Now, write prayers in it. Prayers of uplifting, prayers of peace, of hope, of healing. Write bible verses in it. Ones to go along with your prayers, or just to have in there so you can read them.

If you have a little trouble getting started, here are some ideas.

Write prayers in areas on your life, spiritual, and physical.

Write prayers in areas on your family’s lives.

Pray for your friends.

Pray for your needs.

Pray for our nation (and my, does America need prayer more than ever!)

Write bible verses to go along with your prayers.

Once, you feel that everything that you want to pray about is on that notebook (your heart should feel much lighter) pray each day about these requests. And, when God answers a request check it off, and write a praise report in your “Praise section” of your notebook.

In one months time look at your prayers, and see how many prayers God has answered.

I encourage you to do this, it will help you in your everyday life, and your prayer life!

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Pray for Paris

Gunman and bombers have just gone into several places in Paris and killed people. The death total at the moment is 158. But, the numbers change. The shooters were Arab and they yelled” alahah ark bar” before killing them. They died and unless they got saved before they died they are in hell.

Please pray for Paris, France. People need to get right with the Lord. Jesus said to his accusers before he died on the cross; “forgive them for they no not what they do”

Please  pray for Paris, France!!

Veterans Day (late)

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Thank you to all who serve, have served, and will serve in the United States Armed Forces. Not matter what you serve in, the Navy, the Army, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, or the Marine Corps,  you fight for America’s freedom, and we thank you dearly for it.

Over 1 million men and woman have died fighting for the noblest cause. America’s freedom and protection.

Thank you men and woman, again, for all you do, have done, and will do, to protect and free our nation.