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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Great Day of the Feast

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
~ John 7:37-39 (NKJV)

Even those believers privileged to see and hear Jesus did not have what we have.

We have been set free from our sins by His blood.
We have the Lord God living within us by His Holy Spirit.
We have the entirety of Scripture at our fingertips.

Yet all too often, gratitude for such divine treasure is diminished by attention to some lesser thing we lack, or with impatience because we wait for something we believe will be better than what we have today.

And we then miss the fullness of blessing in today.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, our country's "great day of The Feast." We will celebrate our abundance and, perhaps, express more gratitude to God than on other days.

We might also have a great day of the feast every day of the year, for the Lord daily offers us Bread of Life and Living Waters.

Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul;
Thank You, Lord, for making me whole;
Thank You, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free.
~ Seth Sykes

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  1. Amen, thank You Jesus for saving my soul, and making me whole.

  2. So well said Anne. Your posts encourage me so very much and I really appreciate all the work you put into sharing God's word with us on a daily basis. I thank God for you. Have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend.

  3. Dear Anne, this is so true. We should be grateful every day, and yet so often I feel as if I'm only hoping to get through the day, or waiting for something different/better to come along. What a wonderful reminder to count today's blessings, every day.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fellowship and blessing.

  4. The time to be thankful is now ... it's always in the now.

    Blessings to you as you bless us.

  5. Denise, the Lord has also saved my soul, through the ministry of this blog, through you. His goodness shines in you, dear one.

  6. Odie, you are among the people I count as God's gift of encouragement. This blog is a unique ministry, where I am not privileged to see most of the people to whom I minister. I do trust that God uses me, but your words are His confirmation. I thank you for that, and ask God to bless you through the power of His Word and Spirit, enabling you to grow ever closer to Him.

  7. Gwen, I confess that I wished I could reach as many people as powerfully as you do. I pray that God will reveal to you the richness of the many gifts you share with others. I do hope that we can see you within the next couple of months. You are a treasure to me. ♥

  8. Susan, it is you who bless me. Our paths never cross that I do not feel peace from you. God's powerful work in your life is manifest, for which I praise Him and thank you.


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