GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE ….
“O’ Give Thanks!”
Thanksgiving Day is approaching fast along with memories of our past Thanksgivings. For some of us, our memories will put us in a melancholy state. We will be yearning for the good food and the happy times spent with our family of loved ones who we sometimes didn’t get to see except for once a year at Thanksgiving.
Some of our loved ones have gone on to glory. Knowing that they are with our Father, in Heaven, does not lessen our melancholy state though. Therefore, recall those memories – share those memories with other family members. You’ll find that recalling certain memories will have you laughing, instead of crying. Thank God for the memories you have to share.
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV).
It is ok to yearn for times of yesterday. It is ok to remember, to reflect, to wish you could relive those times. Go ahead and smile – go ahead and shed a tear or two, it’s ok. This is what love looks like. Remember, God is Love. God’s Love gave His only Son over to crucifixion and resurrection so that we may live. We have the victory! Give thanks!
“But thanks be to God! He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV).
“Your relationship with Jesus Christ makes you a winner.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Rejoice! Reflect! Remember! This is your winning season. How often do you hear this statement? Often? Why? Because when you are connected to God it will always be your winning season. As you reflect on times past, go deeper in prayer – deeper in His Word – deeper in praise. Let your witness be the highest praise!
“We give you thanks and praise your holy name.” – 1 Chronicles 29:13 (NIV).
Yes, praise is what we believers do.
Praise is what I do – I owe it all to You. I vow to praise Him – for the good and the bad. Praise Him – whether happy or sad. Cause praise is what I do. And I owe it all to You!
Enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving!
Solomon Temple Ministries International ~ Blogger ~ Othella Hill-Jordan