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10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 1: Thankful for All of God’s Wonderful Deeds

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

 

Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching and I thought it would be nice to share some of the things I am thankful for.  I am thankful for my relationship with the Lord and for His amazing grace.  Because of His mercy and forgiveness, I am no longer the same. My heart is filled with gratitude and praise for all the things He has done and continues to do in my life.  He has renewed my spirit and because of this I want to share His wonderful deeds and goodness with the world.

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Change Begins with Ourselves

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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.

 

The lack of morality and having no relationship with God is what’s wrong with our society today.  How do we fix it? We humble ourselves, pray, seek God and turn from our wicked ways.  If we do these things God will hear us, forgive us and heal our land. To change the world, we must first change ourselves.

Overlook Offenses    

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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 19:11

A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

 

Wise people are patient when others offend them, purposely or not. Don’t be so easily offended, instead show the offender God’s love and forgive them as God forgives your offenses.  Hurt people, hurt people, wise people overlook offenses.

The Golden Rule

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 7:12

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

 

People think the “Golden Rule” was made up by man, but it’s actually Biblical. It’s so basic and fundamental that we teach it to our children yet, we as adults sometimes forget the principle.  Treat others with fairness and mercy just as you would like to be treated.

What’s Required?

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Verse of the Day: Micah 6:8

What does the Lord require of you?  To do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

 

God wants you to treat others fairly, behave morally righteous, show compassion and forgiveness even to those who don’t deserve it.  Be respectful, gentle, live modestly, not thinking too highly of yourself.  You don’t always have to behave the way you feel, but you should always behave in a way that pleases God.

Speak Up

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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 31:8

Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless. (GNT)

Speak up for the people who have no voice. Stand up for the oppressed. It is our duty to help those who cannot help themselves. We need to go out into the world and donate our time, money and resources for the poor, needy and suffering. We need to bring Jesus into the lives of others so they too may know the mercy, forgiveness, and love of God.

Confess Your Sin

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Verse of the Day:  1 John 1:9

If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

 

Unconfessed sin can be a stumbling block that keeps us from getting closer to God.  The Bible says, The Lord is far from the wicked but He hears the prayers of the righteous. (Proverbs 15:29)   When you pray, confess your sins to God and because He is merciful, He will forgive you. Don’t let your unconfessed sin destroy your fellowship with God.