Simple Ways to Have a Peaceful Thanksgiving


Today we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with our friends in the United States and this is a time for everyone around the world to be grateful.

In spite of how things look or feel, God is still in charge of things and He has not forgotten us.  We can shift the spiritual atmosphere by coming into agreement together (Matthew 18:19).

There is power in agreement!  I realize that as we come together with family members over the holidays, there might be a lot of disagreement, especially this year as the atmosphere is negatively charged because of political differences.

So how can we have agreement in the midst of disagreement?  It is important for us to agree with God and bring the qualities of Heaven to our relationships on Earth.

“Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior:  Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them.  Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get,”   Matthew 7:12–13 MSG.

We can change the spiritual atmosphere over any relationship or situation by finding something positive about it.

Jesus did this with a Samaritan woman who had both political and religious differences with Him.  He found something positive in her by calling her honest even though she was living a lifestyle of sin  (John 4:18).  This shifted her perspective and opened her up instead of closing her off to Him.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to change the spiritual atmosphere over your relationships and life:

  1. Find ways to bless people (bless those who curse you).
  2. Ask God to allow you to see people as He sees them.
  3. Agree ahead of time to let go of past wounds and perceptions and let God do something new.
  4. When you change your own perspective, you gain back what the enemy tries to steal.
  5. Get out of a negative spin by focusing on something positive in a person.
  6. Pick and choose your battles.

Share in the comments below YOUR tips and ideas for shifting the spiritual atmosphere for a more peaceful holiday.

Jesus said that “… the Kingdom of God is within you.”   Luke 17:21 KJV.

That means we can bring God’s Kingdom and presence everywhere we go.  I am so excited for what is coming to us.  Though things have been trying for many people, God has some amazing plans for you.

Wishing you the best of holidays and God’s richest blessings over you and your family.


~ Doug Addison

Doug AddisonDoug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages, also shared on TV, radio and the Internet for over a decade.  He brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.

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