A garland of grace and a crown of beauty. Proverbs 4:9
Last night I felt the spirit of God raise up in me with eager expectancy just like election night! God began just speaking to me about making much of this Thanksgiving!! Today and going forward, let’s keep our eyes on Him and Let’s offer thanksgiving to God because He reigns in this nation!
Psalm 150:6 Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!
I believe with fellow believers that today as we fellowship we offer a sacrifice of praise with one heart and one voice as the scriptures say to do that “Jesus is still Lord in this country, that God is with us through His covenant, and we will see the goodness of God in the land of the living”!!
2 Chronicles 20:15-21… The Lord says do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged by what you see for the battle is not yours, but it is Gods!
March out against them but you will not even need to fight. Take your positions and stand firm and watch the Lord’s victory! He is with you… and King Jehoshaphat appointed singers to walk ahead of the army PRAISING God for His holy splendor, offering “Give thanks to the Lord; His faithful love endures forever!”
(Why?!? because our praise withGod’s spoken word is our greatest weapon!!)
AND at the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the hand of God intervened and God fought and won the war for His people!”
We dont fight with physical weapons, we fight with spiritual weapons to keep standing in the very positions God has given us!
Out of nowhere this song rose up in my spirit:“🎶 This land is your land, this land is my land. From the California, to the New York Island. From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters. This land was made for you and me!” Amen!
Let’s not forget this land was given to us by God’s own hand and victory hundreds of years ago. This land belongs to God’s people based on the foundation of unity and freedom!
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 to give thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony who survived the previous cold winter and enjoying a bountiful harvest feast with the Wampanoag people!
The actual holiday of Thanksgiving didnt begin until 1863 after President Abraham Lincoln said: “I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Dayof THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE to our beneficent FATHER who dwelleth in the heavens.”
This declaration was given in the darkest of years among a devastating national division: the United States Civil War from a motion to unite the country after just 1 daring woman, Sarah Hale, followed the leading of the Lord who had suggested this union festival year after year for 17 years to many elected officials ! Wow! It only took one man, who had the heart of the Father, for this letter to “cross his desk” and put action to it!
Here is more from Abraham Lincoln’s speech:
“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that WE ARE PRONE TO FORGET THE SOURCE from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the EVER-WATCHFUL PROVIDENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
In the midst of a civil war of UNEQUALLED MAGNITUDE and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, PEACE HAS BEEN PRESERVED with all nations……and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of AUGMENTED STRENGTH AND VIGOR, is permitted to expect continuance of years WITH LARGE INCREASE OF FREEDOM!
NO HAN COUNCIL HAS DEVISED, NOR HATH ANY MORTAL HAND WORKED OUT THESE GREAT THINGS.
They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be SOLEMNLY, REVERENTLY, and GRATEFULLY acknowledged as with ONE HEART and ONE VOICE by the whole American People….
And I recommend to them that while OFFERING up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and FERVENTLY IMPLORE the INTERPOSITION of the Almighty Hand to HEAL the wounds of the nation and to RESTORE it as soon as may be consistent with the DIVINE PURPOSES to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union…”
Wow! What is the Holy Spirit tugging on your heart today? God is with us and anyone who remains in continuous fellowship with Him knows He is working on a massive table turning of darkness and corruption to light and justice! This will be a Thanksgiving to remember for greater things than most can even imagine!
Psalm 118: 14-15 The lord is my strength and my song, He has given me victory. Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly!
Happy Thanksgiving, Sara