What a wonderful time of year! This holiday month is one of our favorites. Of course, we really enjoy a delicious turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, and pumpkin pie meal, HA! But our true joy comes as we are reminded of all the good things God has done for us throughout the year. As you may already know, being thankful is an attitude that we as Christians should have every day of our lives! The Word explains that it is THE key to living in constant victory:
Please notice that PRAISE PRECEDES THE VICTORY! Praising God before we see the answer to our prayer is FAITH! Faith is what pleases the Lord and it is how we access GRACE. All 7000 “exceedingly great and precious” promises of God are given “By grace” and received “through faith…” I Corinthians 10:30 says, “For if I by grace be a partaker…for that for which I give thanks?” When we give thanks, we partake of Grace. Grace is defined as “underserved favor.” But if I think I deserve it, then Grace is out of the picture and I have become unthankful. Please understand this life-changing truth: WE CAN’T BE THANKFUL FOR SOMETHING WE THINK WE DESERVE OR WE BELIEVE WE HAVE EARNED. That’s the definition of works. Every good thing in our life is all because of our faithful Heavenly Father Who “transferred us out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of the Son of His Love.” We did not earn The Blessing and we definitely don’t deserve it. My goodness, we don’t want what we deserve because God said: “ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” But King Jesus paid the price for our sin so that we could be reconciled to the Father, Glory to God, that’s grace!
We have been watching an anointed teaching from Keith Moore on this subject, titled THANKSGIVING VICTORY. (You can go online at www.moorelife.org and download the teaching for free!)
He said the Lord asked him one day, “Would you like to increase your capacity to receive from Me?” When Brother Moore said, “Yes, Sir!” The Lord said to him, “Cultivate a lifestyle of thanksgiving.” Lifestyle means at all times, we choose to be thankful. We are either THANKFUL or UNTHANKFUL. There is no middle ground! For example, when we feel sorry for ourselves, we’re not being thankful. We need to follow the example of Abraham. After waiting many years for the fulfillment of God’s promise to him concerning his son Isaac being born, Romans 4:20 says, “No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubting and questioning) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God…” He stayed thankful even when it looked impossible. His son Isaac was born when he was 100 years old! It’s never too late for God to do the impossible in our lives!
We’d love the opportunity to praise God with you at one of our local ministry events. Please check our itinerary at www.mylon.org to see when we will be in your area. Don’t forget that all of our anointed teaching and music CD’s are also available on our site to keep your faith strong in the midst of negative reports. As you can see from the daily news, now, more than ever we need to be sharing the good news of the Gospel with those who desperately need to hear that Jesus loves them. We need your help. As you sow your generous seed this month, you help us share His love. Romans 10:14-15 says, “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? Thank you for sending us. Your agreement is one of the gifts from God that we are most thankful for!
Praising God for you!
We Love you,
Mylon & Christi
P.S. Please be encouraged that through your generous prayer and financial support, together we believe we will see more people saved, healed and set free through the teaching of the Word than ever before in the history of this ministry! Please believe with Christi and me for OPEN DOORS!
Sunday, November 6th Jasper Christian Center - Jasper AL
Sunday, November 12-13th Freedom Word Church - Appomattox, VA
Sunday, November 20th Abundant Life Church – Florence, SC
For meeting details & our extended itinerary please refer to our website at www.mylon.org.