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This month we celebrate our national holiday of Thanksgiving. Now more than ever we need to tap into the power of being thankful. As our Pastor George Pearsons says, “Thanksgiving is the language of faith.” When we live by faith, we stay thankful. It is in times like our nation is experiencing right now that we find out what we really believe. When it looks impossible is how we learn that ALL things ARE possible IF we believe. Hebrews 11:1 says that “Now faith is…” So, NOW is the time to choose to trust God and be thankful!
Gratitude as defined in the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary says, “An emotion of the heart, excited by a favor or benefit received; thankfulness.” And “Gratitude is the feeling or sentiment excited by kindness; thanks are the expression of that sentiment.” We should never take the words: THANK YOU for granted. These simple words are the pure expression of a grateful heart to God for all He has done and to all those relationships who have blessed our lives.
So as a Team Mylon member, we want to say THANK YOU!! Now more than ever we are so grateful to have the gift of your faithful prayers and support: “We give thanks to God always FOR YOU, making mention of you in our prayers.” I Thessalonians 1:2
Our giving of thanks is very important to God. When we did a search of “Give thanks to The Lord,” we stopped counting at 50 references where we are instructed to BE THANKFUL. So, just in case you don’t know what to be thankful for, here are are few promises that will help get you praising God:
JESUS - “THANKS be to God for His indescribable gift!” II Corinthians 9:15
VICTORY - “But THANKS be to God, who gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 15:57
GOD IS GOOD - “Oh, give THANKS to the LORD, for He is GOOD! For His mercy endures forever.” Psalms 107:1 NKJV
It’s important that we don’t just think about being thankful but that we voice our thanksgiving to God. It’s HOW we come into His presence where there is fullness of joy! Psalm 100:4 AMPC says, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and SAY SO, bless and affectionately praise His name!” Remember the expression of a grateful heart is saying “Thank you.” Let’s cultivate a holy habit of saying “Thank you Lord” all throughout the day.
Another benefit of thanksgiving is that it causes our prayers to be effective. Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Please let us encourage you today, to refuse to worry about anything but instead make your specific requests known to God with thanksgiving! Verse seven says “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Thankfulness is the key to living in peace and joy. A life filled with gratitude is the blessed life!
As you give your precious sacrificial seed this month to help us take this message of thanksgiving all around the globe, rejoice knowing that God hears our prayers. He is working on your behalf and His plans to prosper you and give you a bright hope & future have not changed. (Jer. 29:11) That is still The Master Plan! Stay in Faith. God is causing ALL things to work together for your good! (Rom. 8:28) Be thankful and “Say So.” Your breakthrough is on its way!
Happy Thanksgiving and we love you,
Mylon and Christi
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