“And when ye will offer a sacrifice of Thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer [it] at your own will. On the same day it shall be eaten up; ye shall leave none of it until the morrow: I [am] the LORD.” Leviticus 22:29-30
“...Saying, Amen: Blessing, and Glory, and Wisdom, and Thanksgiving, and Honor, and Power, and Might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 7:12
In The U.S., we are celebrating Thanksgiving; a national holiday set aside as a reminder to thank God for blessing our nation and all its residents. We thank Him for the bad times, and the good. We thank Him for the things that look like blessings; yet, are really lessons. And, for those things that we believe are lessons, that eventually turn out to be blessings. We thank Him for the things we take for granted, like clean water, food, shelter, and each other. We thank Him for abundance, even if we do not have it as yet. We thank Him for the clothing we wear, even if by modest standards, we barely wear any. We thank Him for the opportunity to be able to thank and honor His presence in our lives. We thank Him for the health and well-being of our friends, family, and ourselves. But mostly, we thank Him for the opportunity to commune with those we truly love, one more time; even, if they get on our very last nerve! We thank Him for teaching us how to persevere, love and forgive others. And, most of all, we thank Him for His Grace, Love, Forgiveness, Mercy, and Favor.
For those of you who truly understand God’s Love in your life, even in the midst of your most arduous circumstances, May God’s Light continue to shine through you, and for you. May the abundance of His Peace, Love, Grace, Mercy, Favor, and Forgiveness; find you and every member of your family.
And, just in case I have forgotten to personally thank YOU; then, I would truly like to take this opportunity to thank you whether you have been reading, In The Master’s Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living, for one day; or, since the beginning of the year. It is with sincere gratitude that I thank YOU for taking the time to read these words and for being a part of this journey with me! – Thank you once again, and Much Love from my family to YOURS. -L.
Study Reference: Leviticus 22:29-30, Revelation 7:12
From: "Thanksgiving: My Gratitude." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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