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Heart vs. Words

What words have you spoken? Do you believe what you speak? Have you been asking God to help but your heart is not really believing it can happen? Are you speaking God’s word over your situations but not really expecting things to change?

With the Thanksgiving season upon us, it’s time for a real heart checkup; where we need to get real with ourselves to determine the root cause of our situations and why things are remaining the same. It’s not to beat yourself up or to point fingers, this is truly to examine ourselves so we can grow to give without expecting things in return. God is a Good Father and sees all things. He wants you happy, whole, living from a love perspective and succeeding. But with pastors of today, we are being taught to give in order to get. That puts us out of alignment with our Heavenly Father. How can He honor our giving if we have ulterior motives?

With such an amazing holiday season upon us, take a moment and listen to this eye-opening word from Brother Eli. Listen with an open-heart, be true with yourself and allow God to help you modify anything that needs to be changed. God wants so much for you and your family. Don’t miss this moment to get right with God and to do things His way. He sees all and nothing you do will go unnoticed.

With much love, may you and yours have a very wonderful holiday season.

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Give Thanks

happy-turkey-day_give-thanksAh, the wonderful time of Thanksgiving. Sitting around the table with family and friends. Enjoying each other’s company filled with happiness and laughter. And, we certainly can’t forget about all the turkey, trimmings and pumpkin pie. What a glorious day to enjoy each year. The wonderful aromas filling the air.

But, have you ever taken a moment to look at the word, Thanksgiving. Do you realize that it can be broken down into two words? THANKS and GIVING!

When I think of Thanksgiving…sure, I remember all the wonderful memories of the years gone by. Cooking in the kitchen, enjoying the laughter, and watching football on TV. It is an amazing time for all to be had.

Have you ever realized that it could and should be a daily occurrence? Every time we wake up, we should THANK THE LORD for a new day. We should be thankful and grateful for the amazing day He has in store for us. It doesn’t matter what our circumstances look like at the moment. He has the answers and His ways are far beyond ours…so, we should be thankful that He will provide, heal, strengthen, and guide our steps.

We should also wake up each morning and be on the lookout of GIVING to someone in need. Giving is not just financial. You can GIVE a smile. You can GIVE time. You can GIVE kindness. You can GIVE a helping hand. There are so many ways to GIVE to our fellow man without breaking the bank. We just need to keep our eyes open and be ready to move when God shows us the way. It can be something as small as opening a door for someone. The key here is not to miss a moment; for giving is a beautiful way of living. You never know what that person is going through and you just might be God’s answer to them.

Let’s take a quick glance at what the Bible says about “Thanksgiving”:

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18  “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
  • Psalm 107:1 “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”
  • Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
  • Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

See, every day is filled with opportunity. It can be filled with anger and depression or it can be filled with love and laughter. We all have a choice to make every time we wake up in the morning. So, from now on, how will you treat Thanksgiving? For me and my house, I will serve the Lord and continuously be thankful in all things and give wherever He leads me.

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