Category: Giving Thanks

Jehovah Nissi – Our Daily Deliverer

This past week was my turn to teach the lesson in the third grade Sunday school class and the lesson was on Daniel in the lion’s den. (Daniel 6)   Each week over the summer, the lessons have focused on a different aspect of God.

God is Holy. God is Omniscient. God is Omnipotent – Shadrach, Meschach, and Abendego in the fiery furnace. God protects me – (Daniel in the lion’s den)

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The Synchronicity of God

A week ago, the director of my Bible study asked if anyone would share their testimony of how they came to know Jesus as their personal Savior.  Several people shared their story.  As I listened, I was thinking, “I should really video these.”

So, I brought my tablet on Sunday planning to ask a few of the people who shared the week before if I could record them.  Becky just happened to be the first person that I asked.  And this is her story:

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Thankful for the Fast Yes’s

Thursdays are usually my thankful posts, but there has been so much this week and I want to talk about another post tomorrow.  What has been absolutely amazing to me is just how many answered prayers I’ve seen over the past of weeks.

Big stuff .  . . fast yes’s.

What is a Fast Yes?

God answers prayer all the time, but sometimes our idea of the right timing is not His.  We are to pray according to His will, not ours and that doesn’t always look the way we expect.

An answer to prayer can be:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not yet.
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Thankful for Normal

What I am really thankful for this week is normalcy.

Someone contacted me that I hadn’t spoken to in years. My memory of them and the situation surrounding them is not positive. But I had worked through forgiving them for their actions. I didn’t feel that my response had anything in it that would be throwing the situation up in their face.

However unbeknownst to me, during the intervening years, this person has created this alternate version of reality in their head about what happened and their role in it. Something I said in my response was not in line with their story, and it ticked them off. I guess that’s what it was. I also told them that I had forgiven them, because they had said a couple of times, “I know you can never forgive me.”

I thought they’d want to know that I had.

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Thankful for Freedom

While it may seem cliche, I am very thankful that I live in a country where we can worship God freely and openly without infringement.  As of today anyway.

Just because it is that way now, it doesn’t mean it will always be that way if we do not guard it carefully.  There is a huge force to minimize, to trivialize,and even to criminalize  Bible believing Christians.  We are the new group that is on the government “watch lists.”   People are being penalized  for standing firm for their faith.

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