As I am sitting in Worship this morning, listening to this song.
It reminded me again how very true this song is!
As many of us celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. today, let us remember to be thankful, every day of the year, also!
In other countries it may not be the same day set aside, but that doesn’t matter.
Apostle Paul gave us instructions in The Word of God. So let’s apply understanding here!
“Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto The LORD; and he that regardeth not the day, to The LORD he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to The LORD, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to The LORD he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto The LORD; and whether we die, we die unto The LORD: whether we live therefore, or die, we are The LORD’s. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith The LORD, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way. I know, and am persuaded by The LORD Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Let not then your good be evil spoken of: for the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost . For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.” Romans 14:1-18.
Don’t get hung up on a day or judge others whether they celebrate or not! Let’s keep peace and the real meaning in our hearts.
I will give you an example. I’m not Jewish, but my little granddaughter and I celebrated Hanukkah last year. I had so much fun making potato latkes for her!
The main thing at sundown when we lit another candle and prayed, we felt the Spirit of The LORD really strong!
Also we saw a lot of miracles during that season! A wonderful lady and spiritual daughter came by and we shared a lot. Hope she will come by this year!
I’m looking forward to November 28 and celebrating again. My daughter and son-in-law are bringing my deceased husband’s menorah for me to borrow this year. It’s the one that we used many years ago when he was alive.
Still I don’t celebrate by the letter of the law or because I have to! It is a joyous remembrance of how our God spared the oil of one night and had it stretch the whole time of the rededication of the temple.
Here is the link if you’re interested: “What Is Hanukkah and Why Do We Celebrate It?”
Whatever we do let’s do with a clear conscience, as unto The LORD.
Let’s love Jesus with all our heart, soul and mind.
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love The LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22: 37-40.
That will work every day! God bless you all.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called as an Apostle of the faith by His grace. I am also a chaplain to the prisons, a Mother in the Kingdom of God and intercessor. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses are Matthew 11:28-30.