Friday, November 23, 2012

Morning by Morning, November 23 - Spirit of Thanksgiving Remains

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I love You, Lord with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength. ...

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

The great day of great food, family, and friends, gathered around tables full of turkey and dressing, all saturated in the sounds of football games on television, in full expression of the American way of life, has come and gone. And hopefully it still a part of the American way to give God thanks and praise for at least a minute before the meal on Thanksgiving Day. At least our family homes and places of worship are a few places left in America where the mention of God and the name of Jesus is stilled allowed and still free from governmental legislation or court order.

There is still a Spirit of Thanksgiving that rises to heaven from the hearts of God's children here in this land. It may only be a remnant, but at least no one can say that there's no longer at least a remnant of thankful hearts who still appreciate all You've done and all the blessings we have.

Lord, let the Spirit of Thanksgiving not pass away just because Thanksgiving Day has come and gone. Let us continue to give thanks in all circumstances, with grateful hearts for Your Presence with us no matter what. We don't have to be thankful for all that happens, but we can be thankful for all we have and all You are, in the midst of whatever happens. It's in thanksgiving of God that we remain and abide in the Presence of God (Psalm 95:2). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Friends, I pray a Spirit of Thanksgiving will fill your heart through all circumstances. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend.

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! I'm blessed to be with family and friends out at my mom's house in the mountains of New Mexico for Thanksgiving a few days of rest. I'm thankful for your friendship and joining with me in the journey of prayer and all your encouragment and support in so many ways.

Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries
Healing from the Inside Out
2800 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40502