Thanksgiving to all from Jimmy
at the "Safe Harbor" and "Power of Prayers" sites.
Browsing the computer
this week I saw a Thanksgiving ad. There was an
eye-appealing photo of a turkey, above the
turkey, were photos of all the top of the line
conveniences of a chefís kitchen. Reading the
title again, I thought of how easily the world
can be enticed by pretty pictures and a few
suggestive words. "Buy me, you'll have the best
"Buy me, your table
will be more elegant." "Buy me, you'll cut your
cooking time in half!"
frenzy then begins, and by the time the holidays
are over, we're tired, broke, and depression
knocks on the door. Oh, the lies of
How sad it is that we have come to
the point it takes more 'things' to make the
holidays special. What has happened to the true
sense of giving thanks? God pours out his
spiritual and material blessings on us and we
continue to ask for more. Where is the balance?
The Prayer of Jabez has become a popular
prayer, as well, it should be, and it is Godís
Word. I Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the
God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest
bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that
thine hand might be with me, and that thou
wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not
grieve me. And God granted him that which he
Oh that you would bless
me. (The Anointing) and enlarge my coast. (Open
doors of opportunity that we might meet the
needs of others.) And that thine hand might be
with me. (To be led by the Spirit.) And that
thou wouldest keep me from evil (protection)
Today, there is more emphasis placed on the
material blessings, and not enough on the
spiritual. God does want to bless us materially.
He has already promised to meet our needs, to
comfort, watch over us, heal, and give us peace
and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Thanksgiving, let us give thanks with a grateful
heart, and as we do, meditate on Godís goodness,
mercy, healing, grace, anointing, and love.
Then, as we pray, let us wait expectantly to see
the mighty works of the
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