Be Thankful ~ Anchored In Him - Thanksgiving 2014

God Bless and Holiday Greetings from my wife and I at Anchored In Him. It doesn't seem that it is the start of the most festive time of the year. Seems like it was just the beginning of our holiday season and that time has passed us by quickly this year. Let us always remember to give thanks to God for what He has blessed us with. Do we always thank God for all the blessings? Sometimes we tend to take them for granted, just the little things of life that He blesses us with.

As you read Be Thankful from an unknown author, think about the truth in the content. Also there is a poem from Mary Ann Trott entitled I Thank You Lord. When you read her poem think about how it applies to all of us. We all tend to become more kind and loving during this special time of the year, but will or do we continue through the year? The enemy is always lurking and waiting to trip us or for us to fall or fail.

Pray for our new Congressional Leaders and congress these leaders of our nation as well as our local communities daily, but lets continue to pray for them as prayer is our communication with God and He does answer our prayers in His time not ours. America's declining moral values are evident in recent judicial rulings that have taken away states rights that are given to the states by the Constitution, God help us! We are morally and spiritually broken.

Remember to pray for our Armed Forces as they defend our freedoms guaranteed by our constitution. Many of our Service Members are serving overseas and lets all send them a thank you card for their sacrifices. Many families will have an empty seat at the table due to deployments, but for others the seat will remain empty as they were killed in action. May the Comforter be with these families and loved ones.

As we start the Holidays let us remember to share with those whom are less fortunate. Listen to the words of the song Thank You Lord, we have so much to thank Him for, remember to thank Him for giving His life for us. My friends we are truly blessed, give thanks to God for your blessings and trials, He is there with you through all the time.

Again God Bless you and your families during this special time of the year. Let us always remember that all blessings comes from God. We hope to see you in church, remember to bring your family and a friend . . .

Heavenly Father as we come to Your Throne of Grace on humble knees in prayer we thank You for the blessings that You have and continue to bestow upon us. We thank You that Your Son Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. Lord we know that without the shed blood of Jesus Christ for our sins we would be headed to hell. Thank you Jesus for dieing for my sins. Father forgive us of our sins and sinful nature. Lord we ask a special blessing upon our Armed Forces, especially those deployed not only in combat and hostile areas, but those in Africa. Bless the families that are separated from a loved one during this special time of the year. We ask that You place your protective armor around them and shield them from all harm and disease. We ask that You give them the peace and understanding that only You can give for those that have lost a loved one in war or that you have called home this past year, may the Comforter be with them. Heavenly Father we ask that You continue to keep Your Devine Hand upon us even though we are unworthy of this. Dear Lord we know that we have a new congress and that the fighting and bickering between the Executive and Legislative Branch may continue, lead those elected as only You can. We ask that they come to You on bended knees, humble with an open and receptive heart for Your guidance and leadership. Father we thank You for this love that You have given and shown us. Father be with our missionaries and church planters where ever they may be, bless them as only You can. Father be with those that are ill or shut in, may they feel Your presence with them. Father remind us to remember those that are less fortunate and to share with them as you have taught us in the Holy Bible. Be with us Lord and continue to watch over and bless us in Jesus holy name we pray.

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire,
if you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
during those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
they will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary
because it means you've made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessing.

Author Unknown 

I thank You Lord for Thanksgiving Season
a time and place to give without reason.

I thank You for. . .our blessings galore,
for sisters and brothers and so much more.

I thank you for. . .the life I lived
for my parents and home who gave all they could give.

I thank You for. . .phone calls and friends 
people placed in my life from beginning to end.

I thank You for. . .the sky so blue 
a baby's smile and dimples too.

I thank You for. . .the years gone by
the lessons learned sitting at Your Side.

I thank You for. . .the tests and trials
its then I learned how to walk those miles.

I thank You for. . .Your love and care
watching over Your sheep With a silent prayer.

I thank You for. . .the birds at dawn
waking me up Singing their songs.

I thank You fo
r. . .the geese flying South
no one but You Could have worked that out.

I thank You for. . .the friends who care
showing their love in ways so rare.

I thank You for. . .our families so dear
entrusting us to pray for them with many a tear.

I thank You for. . .how the Seasons change
the colors of Nature all rearranged.

I thank You for. . .the sky so bluegrass so green
and the morning dew.

I thank You Lord for coming to Earth
and Saving us, giving New Birth,
preparing a place a mansion above
drawing us to Yourself with cords of such love.

A special thanks to Mary Ann Trott for use of her
poetry © November 28th, 2013. You may contact her by
email to thank her. God Bless you my Sister-In-Christ.

Do not forget to do good and share - - Hebrews 13:16


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