Sunday November 23, 2014 “Thanks!”

2 Chronicles 29:31 – 33 31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, “Now that you have consecrated yourselves to the LORD, come near, and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD.” So the assembly brought in sacrifices and thank offerings, and as many as were of a willing heart brought burnt offerings. 32 And the number of the burnt offerings which the assembly brought was seventy bulls, one hundred rams, and two hundred lambs; all these were for a burnt offering to the LORD. 33 The consecrated things were six hundred bulls and three thousand sheep.
Here we are – the Sunday before Thanksgiving and our intercession tonight between the hours of 6 and 9 pm (all time zones) will begin with the Thanks offerings that would be brought into the house of the Lord.
A grateful people are a blessed people. The Apostle told us to “in everything give thanks for this is God’s will”. It is so easy to give thanks for healing, financial blessings, etc. This year as we cultivate our “attitude of gratitude” let us give thanks for the intangibles also. Let us do this willingly and in abundance.
It is asked that you join us in prayers of agreement for a minimum of 15 minutes tonight concerning the following 3 focus points. Thanks for joining us and thank you for inviting others who care about America to join us every Sunday at We Are The People.me. God bless you and have a Blessed Thanksgiving.
Focus #1 Pray that the church will obey the command of the Lord to enter His gates with thanksgiving according to
Ps. 100:4. This is God’s prescribed way to come before Him. It does open the doors and windows of heaven upon man.
Focus #2 Pray that this year we take the time to not only give thanks for tangible blessings but also the many intangibles that bring forth tangible results. Thank God for Salvation, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Fruit of the Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit and thank God for our heavenly home, etc. Those things become real to us as we speak of them and give thanks in advance of the total manifestation of the blessing we cannot yet see.
God called Abram Abraham “Father of many nations” before he had 1 child. Giving thanks expands our capacity to see through the eyes of possibility faith and that will bring the reality into clear focus.
Focus #3 God’s people brought thank offerings in abundance and willingly to the Lord. This week and especially on Thanksgiving let our sacrifice of thanksgiving be many as we share life with those around us. Pray that we have opportunity to share our thanks for the intangible blessings with open hearts this week – taking advantage of the season of thanks.
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