Thankful at Thanksgiving

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by Rebekah Beene

There have been some awesome times and there have been some hard times in my life. I can remember waking up on mornings breathing well when suddenly the truth of the present situation hit me in the heart. All of a sudden all peace and joy get sucked away in the realization of things along the way. Some years it was the death of family members, other years illness, loss of jobs, concerns about children and more. Just the things of life we all go through that we don’t really want to face. Hard mornings to get up and go and face life.

But we all put one foot in front of the other. That’s faith. We don’t know the outcome when we’re going through things. But we are trusting in Someone who is Bigger than we are to make things turn out.

Oh beloved, it’s thanksgiving week. But you may not feel you have much to be thankful for.  But God is waking you up this morning and placing fresh air in your lungs. He’s ordained this day that you will live and breathe and declare His works. He isn’t a distant deity waiting to see if you will make it. He is an Ever Present Help. He is your reason for living.  And He has a plan. You may have gone through much and felt little like an overcomer. But that’s who you are! You may have suffered greatly and felt no resemblance to victorious. But that’s God’s Word about you! You may have loved and lost and wondered if God will get you through. But God says I will carry you through this and every other season! You’re not alone, you’re not done for, and you’re not written off. You are destined!  Destined for praises, destined for triumph, destined for greater faith and greater living!  Now is not the time to waver. It’s time to savor the Truth of God and live fearlessly awaiting His next great move!

God loves you and He always has. He is for you and He’s never let you down.  Rejoice in the purpose for living that begins and ends in Christ! Celebrate Holy Spirit indwelling that gives meaning to ordinary days! And live, precious one, live fully alive in the Light of His glory & grace!

Philemon 1:3 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Psalm 8:1-2  O LORD, our Lord, Your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.  You have taught children and infants to tell of Your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose You.

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

Psalm 3:5 I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.

About the Author:

Rebekah Beene

In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”.

My website is http://rebekahbeene.wordpress.com

My first book in print is Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word.
Link to buying the book via paypal is on the website.
As well a link to purchasing the ebook on Amazon is there too.
I’m also on twitter @rebekahbeene, tumblr http://rebekah-beene.tumblr.com/
and of course facebook as Rebekah Beene (Warren) I included my maiden name for old friends.
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