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Thanksgiving

Am I Thankful? I Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Well, Thanksgiving is over, did your gratitude last beyond your afternoon nap and football games? For many, that’s the extent of their Thanksgiving holiday. Too often and too quickly, people resort back to being ingrates after Thanksgiving Day is over. After the turkey has been eaten and the leftovers warned up for the last time, the spirit of ingratitude can begin to raise it’s ugly head. But God wills us to be thankful all the time and in all things. In everything carries an unlimited demand. It refers to everything that occurs in your life. You are to demonstrate and express thanks for everything no matter the circumstance or trial that may come into your life. God commands you to find reasons for thanking Him always. I don’t know about you but there have been times when I have failed so miserably in this area of my life. So, if you’re saved, living for God and lo…

Where is Thy God?

Where is Thy God? Despondency and Depression are Tumultuous Emotions
Psalm 42 To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah
There is a conflict that runs between our faith (spiritual realities) and sight (our human emotions). As we read Psalm 42, notice the psalmist struggling with some depression and the feeling of isolation from God. These feelings of isolation may have come from an absence of fellowship or discouragement from other believers, godly friends, or by relentless darts thrown at him by unbelievers. Whatever the cause, the feelings are real and recorded for our benefit.  Spiritual reality says: “My soul panteth after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God.” Emotion says: “My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?” The Psalmist feels it is important, to be honest with God about his doubts and struggles with a heavy out-pouring from his heart. The writer is responding to the oceans of trials in whi…

Putting Off These Things

Dealing with Anger Putting Off These Things Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. Colossians 3:8-10 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.   Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;   And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Colossians 3:12-15 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.  And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Anger and pride are mentioned in the same context in Scripture almost invariably. The Bible te…

Here's My Heart....

Prove My Heart, O Lord Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. Psalms 66:10-20 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.  Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.  I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows, Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.  I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.  Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.  I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.  If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:  But verily God hath hea…