Daily Archives: November 26, 2015
Every year at this same time,
we sit at our dining tables . . .
feasting upon what has become
Thanksgiving Day staples.
We gobble down the turkey,
mashed potatoes and candy yams
then we sit back and disclaim . . .
I can’t believe how full I am.
But, this year I am not serving,
the traditional Thanksgiving fare
instead a healthy fruit salad . . .
is all I’m planning to share.
I’m going take some gentleness,
stuff it full of God’s love
along side of it will be the peace
that comes only from above.
I’ll pile high on each plate,
some joy and some goodness
right next to them I will place
some faith and some meekness.
I’ll top it off with patience,
and for the piece of resistance
I’ll pray for those whom I serve. . .
to have a lot of temperance!
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
against such there is no law.
King James Version
by Public Domain
Deborah Ann Belka
~ Have a Joyous Thanksgiving ~
That I may publish with the voice
of thanksgiving, and tell of all
thy wondrous works.
Offer unto God thanksgiving;
and pay thy vows unto the most High:
I will praise the name of God
with a song, and will magnify
him with thanksgiving.
Let us come before his presence
with thanksgiving, and make a joyful
noise unto him with psalms.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices
of thanksgiving, and declare his
works with rejoicing.
I will offer to thee the sacrifice
of thanksgiving, and will call
upon the name of the Lord.
Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving;
sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort
all her waste places; and he will make her
wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the
garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall
be found therein, thanksgiving,
and the voice of melody.
And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving
and the voice of them that make merry:
and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few;
I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven,
and proclaim and publish the free offerings:
for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel,
saith the Lord God.
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice
of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have
vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:15
For all things are for your sakes,
that the abundant grace might through
the thanksgiving of many redound
to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 9:11
Being enriched in every thing
to all bountifulness, which causeth
hrough us thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:12
For the administration of this service
not only supplieth the want of the
saints, but is abundant also by many
thanksgivings unto God;
Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let
your requests be made known unto God.
Rooted and built up in him,
and stablished in the faith, as
ye have been taught, abounding
therein with thanksgiving.
Continue in prayer, and watch in
the same with thanksgiving;
1 Timothy 4:3
Forbidding to marry, and commanding
to abstain from meats, which God hath
created to be received with thanksgiving
of them which believe and know the truth.
1 Timothy 4:4
For every creature of God is good,
and nothing to be refused,
if it be received with thanksgiving:
Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory,
and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
and honour, and power, and might,
be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
King James Version
by public domain
~ Thank You Jesus ~