Happy Thanksgiving for those in the U.S.A.!
It is an annual holiday tradition to give thanks to God and also to eat a lot of food and many go shopping afterwards.
We have so much to be thankful for — even in the midst of turmoil that is happening all over the world.
We are grateful that God is still in charge and has an amazing plan in store for us.
The Lord spoke to me, “Would you consider fasting on Thanksgiving?”
“What? Are you sure Lord?”
Then He said, “Please consider fasting from grumbling and negative talk this Thanksgiving and see what happens.”
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing,” Philippians 2:14 NIV.
Many people gather with family members during the holidays and it can sometimes be stressful because we don’t always agree with one another.
God challenged me several years ago to live a positive lifestyle, without grumbling and complaining.
The result was astounding as the heavens opened up around me like never before.
I am able to hear God more clearly, blessings flow and I get along with people. Grace and favor abound instead of disagreements and arguments!
There is a powerful biblical and spiritual principle found in Galatians 6:7: What you sow is what you reap…..
This applies to our lives, both positive and negative. If we are sowing disagreeing, complaining and arguing, then we are going to reap a bad day.
If we begin to sow compliments, love and agreement, we will then experience the very nature of God’s love for people.
We can change the spiritual atmosphere by doing this, even in the most negative places. It is not easy and it is often very humbling.
I am not saying we cannot have an opinion, but sometimes we have to step back and bless those who curse us and pray for those who mistreat us (Luke 6:28).
I want to challenge you to fast on Thanksgiving and during the holidays … from negative thoughts and talk.
In their place, bring to the table a feast of blessing, love and kindness.
Please try this and then come back here and leave a comment below and let me know what happens.
Looking forward to hearing your Thanksgiving fasting story! May God bless you richly during the holidays ahead.
~ Doug Addison
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Doug 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.