It’s about to be 2014 and I’m about to be quite happy.  You see, like a lot of people I have been working on some stuff and I am expecting 20144 to be a much better year!   I did not say a pay off year or a jackpot year…but just better.  I am not just talking about finances, but I am talking about a combination of things.  Things like my creating a plan, refining it, sticking to it, disciplining myself when it comes to work, work in faith but not dreaming, finding a great balance with all of the things that I do.

From  spiritual perspective…I do not want to be dull or dependent.  I was to be just as bubbly and sparkly as I was when I first got saved and realized what it meant.  I want God to give me a burden for SOULS!   Yes just drop it in my lap God!   I can take it!  That’s gonna make me so so happy!

Philippians 3:18, “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.”AAABURDEN

Happy New Year’s!

Romans 1:4-5
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.happyresurrectionday

AAATHANKYOUYour greatest act of faith is Thanking God no matter what anyone says.  The “world” can’t really do that until maybe a series of events take place in their favor and sometimes somebody to walk by and say:  “Wow, God really loves you…(or)You sure are Blessed!”  And then the light bulb goes off….it’s like Jesus said:  “Blessed are those who have not seen…yet they believe.”  To Thank a God you have never seen…is a big leap of faith…the rest is a piece of cake!   To Thank Him before something happens…yeah!   That’s huge!!!

I want to talk about the day God “peeped” my hold card…or in English…the day He revealed to me that He truly knew my greatest weakness.  I was praying and I strongly began to know afterwards that I should open up a GIVING THANKS blog.  Ugh…you’re kidding me God?  Right?   No answer…but the strong conviction didn’t go away.  So I began to write and sure enough…I had a hard time.  I was raised not to show  emotion so of course even though I am very polite…I have had trouble saying:  “Thank you,” but the good news is that God has helped me.  You may not feel this but as I have come to know how much love He has for me…I have been changing…and as a result Thanksgiving and other emotions have taken me on a journey that has stirred up frozen emotions and I am thankful to God for doing this for me.

Psalm 28:7
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Psalm 69:30
30 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 95:2
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Psalm 100:4 (#5 of 20 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks)
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 106:1
1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 118:28
28 You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you.

Psalm 147:7
7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.

Mark 6:41-43
41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 They all ate and were satisfied, 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.

1 Corinthians 1:4 (#10 of 20 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks)
4 I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:57
57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14
14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.

2 Corinthians 4:14-16
14…because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day

2 Corinthians 9:10-11
10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Ephesians 5:19-21 (#15 of 20 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks)
19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Philippians 1:3
3 I thank my God every time I remember you.

Philippians 4:6
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Colossians 3:17
17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Thessalonians 1:2
2 We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 (#20 of 20 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks)
3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.

 

 

AAWHATIFQUOTEHold the hate mail.  Keep your good hat  on your head.  Count to ten.  I feel the same as you…basically.  I believe in being Thankful.  I also am not ashamed to publicly say who I am Thankful to! I am Thankful to God!

Thanksgiving has been compromised! It’s being hijacked by Silly Stores who want to make sales…and nobody saw it coming.Is it a Holy Day to you?   Or me?    Or should it be?

SO HERE IS WHY I  AM PROPOSING A REBELLION?????Actually I am proposing a Thanksgiving “RETHINKING”of the way that we do this such as how long, why and how.

Because 1 Day is not enough time even officially as it may to gather the family together and thank God.  Serious Dude?  We take a day to thank the secretaries and yes, they are great.     Moms, Christopher Columbus who accidentally discovered land that had already been discovered.  (nice move)   Fathers and presidents …and I am  a Patriot who loves my country. A lot of people that get a Holiday deserve it…but one day for Thanking God?  I can’t get with that one.  Not enough in my book.    And yes, I Thank Him regularly and that’s still not enough when I think about what He does, has done and will do for me…I’m just smothered with o.

4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
     And into His courts with praise.
     Be thankful to Him, and bless His name…Psalm 100Sometimes I wonder if we all pay special attention to instructions that we have to come before God.

The Bible tells us:

1. Enter His gates with Thanksgiving.(Have you ever given that much thought?  Imagine going past a gate, well as you walk through you are thankful…that’s optimism,that’s faith…that’s believing you receive…that’s confidence…BEFORE

2.Into His courts with praise…that means BEFORE you knock

on God’s door…you are already praising Him!

3.  Be thankful to Him and bless His name!BEFORE you even get to Him you are blessing  His  name…who He is…

YOU ALREADY HAVE YOUR ANSWER IF YOU DO THIS. YOU WON’T CRY!  YOU WON’T BE SAD AND YOU WON’T DOUBT!

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ATHANKSGIVING1111I  know it sounds crazy!      Am I saying that I saw my Thanks coming and coming in fast motion everyday?   Yes!   I am saying this!

And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

James 4:3


You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

Power of Prayer Bible Verses


Bible Verses About Prayer- Prayer defeats Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Bible Verses on Prayer- Pray without ceasing

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Rejoice always; pray without ceasing. in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Prayer Bible Verses from the Book of Psalms

Psalm 50:15

What do I mean?   Here’s the story:

A while back I was listening to some messages and I was challenged and inspired to start praying much more than I was.  So I did it. I began to start praying any number of hours from 3 to 7 hours a day. I did it for over 2 months…and a strange thing happened…I began to see the answers to my prayers during that time.   Sometimes the answers came the same day or the next day.  I was so Blessedf!  I  still am. But, I warn you…do not stop.ATHANKSGIVING1111

A PLANEA dear friend of mine years ago told me that God could not protect me on an airplane.  Really?  I asked.  I had never heard that one before…but there’s a first time for everything…lol.  They replied:  “Because Satan is the god of the air.”  Well, that was bad news…it made sense…but…it isn’t true.

I had to study that one out.

You see Satan would like to take out every believer on the planet.  God gave Adam the power to rule and reign, but Adam let Satan trick him out of his  job and Jesus came and defeated the devil and gave man back the position.

Yet, we still have preachers that go around teaching that God takes people’s lives and we shouldn’t question it.  In fact, they will say God caused somebody to get killed be in a plane crash, get shot or take3n in a tornado, when that’s not the kind of God He is.

So, Satan does not control airplanes…but being honest he would probably like to.  I think there is too much prayer holding him back.  A friend told me that when she rode on an airplane, God allowed her to see angels…holding up each wing!   Bow that’s a vision!

And the purpose of all of this is just to say…I’m Thankful to God!

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 John 4:18 ESV

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Psalm 111:10 ESV

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

1 Peter 5:8 ESV

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

2 Corinthians 11:14 ESV

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

James 4:7 ESV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 1:13-15 ESV

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Ephesians 6:  11-18

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.