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HOUSTON, Nov. 19 /Christian Newswire/ — Jack Heckathorne submits the following and is available of comment:
"A Great Thanksgiving Message"
By Jack Heckathorne
Author of the book "Separation of Church and God, The Final Judgment"
Some people are thankful for the blessings they receive from God. Some are not thankful at all. However, the Bible instructs Christians to be thankful for all things, good and bad, because even the bad things bring us closer to God.
In everything, give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
People often find it difficult to give thanks for suffering and discipline in their lives but without a taste of evil intruding in our lives, we would never be able to appreciate the magnificent character of a good God. This also teaches us how to use our faith, which is necessary to please Him.
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6
Suffering and faith go hand in hand. Faith is not only a belief; it is acting upon that belief and by so doing we please God. God can turn cursing and suffering into a blessing for the Christian who is truly thankful.
"O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth forever." Psalm 136:2"
"Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare." Psalm 75:1
"To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever." Psalm 30:12
"Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High" Psalm 50:14
"Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise." Psalm 106:47
When you sit down for your thanksgiving dinner remember to give thanks not only for the food but also for all things. For the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ every day, every moment is Thanksgiving.
"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving."