10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 10: Happy Thanksgiving!

1 Chronicles 29 13

Verse of the Day:  1 Chronicles 29:13

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

I want to wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Over the past few days I’ve shared with you just a few of the things I’m thankful for but there are so many that I would never be able to express them all. I’m also thankful for the readers of The Consecrated Woman. It’s a blessing to be able to share God’s Word with you. Thank you for your continued support. I pray that you are encouraged and inspired daily. Please keep me and my family in your prayers. As we give thanks to our Lord today let’s remember that God is good all the time and we should be thankful every day of the year. May God bless you and your loved ones today and always. Happy Thanksgiving!

Change Begins Within Ourselves

2 Chronicles 7 14

Verse of the Day:  2 Chronicles 7:14

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sins and restore their land.

Many have turned their backs on the Lord and not having a relationship with God is what’s wrong with our society today. They no longer fear the Lord and therefore lack wisdom. How do we fix it? We humble ourselves, pray, seek God, turn from our selfish and wicked ways and walk in His commandments. If we do these things God will hear us and have mercy on us. He will forgive us and restore us. But to change the world, each one of us must first change ourselves.

Pray for All People

1 Timothy 2 1

Verse of the Day:  1 Timothy 2:1

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people

Take time to pray for your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Pray for your pastor and your church. Pray for our leaders and people in authority and while you’re at it, pray for your enemies as well. Pray that God would protect them and keep them from any evil the enemy has planned. Pray for God to bless and provide for them knowing that all good things come our Heavenly Father. Humbly come before the Lord with your specific prayers asking God for His will to be done as you intercede for others. Whether your prayers our general or specific, thank God for hearing your prayer, for His love and mercy for all people. We don’t always know what people are going through but one thing is for sure, they can always use our prayers and not one prayer is ever wasted.

God Hears Your Prayers

Jeremiah 29 12

Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 29:12

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Be encouraged, you serve a God who promises to listen to every single one of your prayers.  He hears your requests and petitions and answers them in His own timing and in His way. Usually, the answer is yes, no or wait. It’s not always what you want but it is what you need. So pray without ceasing and pray with expectation. Keep praying, keep praising, keep worshiping because God is listening.

Knowing and Trusting God

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 9:10

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

The only way to know God is to seek Him with all of your heart.  Spend time with Him in prayer, read the Holy Bible and really make an effort to understand who He is. The more you seek God in faith, the more you will come to know Him. You will know His true nature, power, wisdom, faithfulness and goodness. When you experience God’s love, grace and mercy for yourself you will come to completely trust in Him and realize that He is always there for you.

Start Your Day with Prayer

1 Corinthians 16 13 (2)

Verse of the Day:  1 Corinthians 16:13

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Whether you realize it or not, you are constantly fighting spiritual battles against the rulers of darkness and evil and you never know what the new day may bring. Be vigilant, on guard, standing firm in your beliefs. Be brave and courageous knowing that through Christ the victory is yours. Start each day with prayer asking God to give you courage and strength to face whatever comes your way.