November 23, 2017

God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you!  I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts.  So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory.  In your generous love I am really living at last!  My lips brim praises like fountains.  I bless you every time I take a breath; my arms wave like banners of praise to you.  I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy; I smack my lips. It’s time to shout praises!  If I’m sleepless at midnight, I spend the hours in grateful reflection.  Because you’ve always stood up for me, I’m free to run and play.  I hold on to you for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post.

Psalm 63:1-8 (The Message)


As we celebrate Thanksgiving today let’s not forget that this is a day for us to give thanks for whatever we have and exist in our lives, big or little, good or bad.  It may seem strange that the day designated for a holiday and celebration with family and friends that we can give thanks for the good or bad or the big or small of our lives, but in our celebration is our victory, blessing.   The blessing is in the fact that we are here, alive to forge through all things.  The ability to be present in our circumstances is the opportunity to believe that what should be for our lives and get to work in bringing it to pass.  Living in The Spirit provides us the opportunity to partner, co-create with God that which should be for our lives.  The celebration of Thanksgiving that includes family and friends is a reminder that in spite of what is going on there is support.  Leverage your support, family, friends, the spirit of the season if only briefly for a day and use as a reminder that with God, His Spirit, there are opportunities and possibilities and what you cannot do alone, can be done with support, with God, through each and every thing in your life.   Everybody has family issues but in the midst of those we can find time to celebrate and rely, the same is true with God and everything in your life.  Leveraging is the key and the mindset must be in spite of and in expectation for the greater, overcoming and inheriting all things.  Today, be thankful for what you have and see it beyond the it of it and see the possibilities and opportunity to go forward.  It is in our gratitude for what we do have, whatever it is that says we are yet alive and as a result decide to Let’s Go In to the promise of life and life more abundantly in all things!  It is your inheritance, your promise from God to live in spite of, in expectation, and in gratitude, which as a result changes your mindset and thus your space, co-creating with God that, which should be!  


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