What Are You Thankful For?

This post is to share what we are Thankful for.

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There’s many things I am Thankful for and here’s just a few:

  • For God sending his Son Jesus to die for all our sins and providing us a new covenant in which we can live by.
  • For the healing received by myself and my dog (Cody).
  • For all the true believers that have been placed in my life (in person and virtually).
  • For not giving up on me when I walked away in disobedience.
  • For being there when I was at my lowest and contemplated ending my life several times.
  • For blotting out all of my sins and putting my name in the book of life.
  • For the accelerated teaching he has provided me.
  • For the dreams and visions he has provided me with valuable lessons.
  • For showing me how to be quiet and listen to him.
  • For giving me the strength to walk away from others in obedience, but telling me to continue prayer for them.
  • For all of the provisions he gives me.
  • For turning what could have been a demonic curse in health, to something that is now a blessing.
  • For showing me that no matter what Doctors are currently telling me, it’s him that I trust and turn it all over to him in Faith.
  • For all of the biological family members I have now, even though I have had to break ties with most of them in obedience.
  • For keeping me humble.
  • For picking me back up when I fall.

Please feel free to share what you are Thankful for.


“you raise me up – josh groban with lyrics”

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56 thoughts on “What Are You Thankful For?

  1. Wow James, you covered most all of them! I’ll simply add to yours and some the same with different wording (redneck terminology*sigh*)!

    I’m grateful for the gift of being able to see what is going on in prophecy.
    So grateful for His deliverance and healing from drugs, alcohol, all the fear/trauma based emotional disorders.
    For the fear of God and the corrections He gives me FREQUENTLY!
    For my family, both physical and spiritual.
    For Jesus healing and continued healing.
    For so many to help me grow! James, I got past the hindrance of praying for my pets thanks to you, for that I am grateful! I prayed for Roxi’s Nares to be opened again and not another surgery round. Jesus healed my Roxi!
    For prayer friends and intercessors, for the watchmen!!!!!
    For friends that correct me when I am “off.” Linda, thank you for your encouragement and your corrections! 🙂
    For this site and the others related to this God uses to confirm and/or show.
    Fellowship.
    I’m thanking the Lord ahead of time being a good writer/communicator until He does it! (:O
    Same with smoking, NOT picking them back up again. Lord help me fully die to this old flesh body!!!!

    For all the saints God has prepared in these times for His work.

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    1. Thanks for sharing those Sonshine. Many people wonder why I mention my dog Cody often. I don’t love him more than the Lord, but am blessed by the Lord giving him to me. When I was at my lowest, it was the thought “Who will take care of Cody when I am gone?”, that came into my head. I now know that was the Lord, even though I had not returned to him yet.

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  2. I am thankful for:
    For My First love, My Lord & Savior who came to rescue me from the miry clay
    For the Holy Spirit that he gave to me /He abides in Me and I in him
    For opening my eyes and unstopping my ears to Hear his truth.
    For my children and family
    For my granddaughter, who is 9.5 olds now.
    For showing me the Fear of the Lord is the beg of wisdom
    For giving me wisdom and leading me/guiding me
    For all other gifts of the spirit given unto me
    For provision always just when I think I am going under
    For His commandments that I should walk in them
    For the friends He has brought forth to me online and for separating
    me from Babylon
    For forgiving me and having patience with me for I am weak and need His strength
    For healing me not once but twice and major health problems
    For taking away all addictions, no matter how small or large
    For showing me his Shalom and Agape Love Most of all and teaching me how to love
    others the same and yes, I am a work in progress as we all are but He will perfect me in His love.

    I have much to be grateful for and the best blessing I ever received in my entire life was the blessing of HIM for without him I had no chance at all!! So Thank You God for the deep love in your hear that you gave your only begotten Son so that I might have everlasting life!! Hallelujah for there is no greater gift than this in my life!!

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  3. I meant to put this up above on my first post here but clicked too fast. I thank God for all the tests, trials and tribulations I went through in my life for all that satan did to me to keep me from God actually backfired on Satan and it brought full circle back to Him. God will now use me for all the skills I had to learn to survive during these darkest days coming upon this earth. Thank you Father for my life and for using me for your glory!
    Amen

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  4. IT says in the Ot that a wife and kids are a gift of the Lord! And i might add JCs blog and Lindas are also to be thankful for! Iron sharpeneth iron scripture says. So in some time i might be sharpeneth from a dull iron butterknife into a scriptural samuraisword 😬

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  5. Excellent Video in reference to “Beware Of Wolves In Sheep Clothing”. This was produced on 2/9/17.
    WOW! Much truth in what she shared. I’ve had people come at me this way and noticed these things in various forums.

    Matthew 7:15-16
    15 “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. 16 You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

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  6. Daily Devotional — 2/13/17

    I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD
    Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3: 17-18

    Cuba is an island full of color, warmth and smells, yet it is also run down and dilapidated. This island seems to be open, but it is subject to many restrictions. Almost all Cubans experience shortages of literally everything.

    Christians can be found throughout Cuba, and shortages are extreme for them. There is a chronic shortage of Bibles and Christian literature. “Every month, we have baptism services and we often have tens and sometimes dozens of new Christians being baptized,” reported a female pastor. “Due to the shortage of Bibles, we do not give people a Bible when they convert. They first have the possibility to enter a ‘Christianity course’ before being baptized. Once people have finished the course and have been baptized, they receive a Bible. This way we have more certainty that the Bible will really be used.”

    Christian leadership is lacking in Cuba. “There is a shortage of good, solid Christian leadership in the churches. We don’t have the knowledge and could really use good study material on biblical leadership,” stated a Cuban pastor.

    Christians lack places to worship together. One pastor in Cuba said, “We don’t have our own building and our houses are too small to meet in. Every Sunday we use all the means of transport that we can find to go out into the countryside. There we’re less conspicuous and we can hold an open-air service. But if it’s raining or too windy, it has to be called off. That’s a pity, because we like meeting together so much.”

    Another pastor said, “We don’t get permission to build new churches or church buildings. Only the church buildings that have been here before 1959 are officially registered as church buildings. Since then, it has not been possible to obtain permits for new church buildings.”

    When a pastor was asked what his greatest wish is, he replied, “To conquer the city for Jesus Christ!” This is the dream of many Cuban Christians, who show their resiliency in the midst of restrictions. Are there too few Bibles? Then they simply share Bibles with each other and copy out Bible texts. Is it prohibited to proclaim God’s Word outside your church building? Then they make sure that the music and the words of the psalms and hymns are heard through the open windows of the building. When the police drive them away while evangelizing on the street, then they carry on somewhere else tomorrow. The scripture above is sung as a favorite hymn.

    Cuban Christians see the restrictions as a challenge. They have the courage to dream. They stand up for their faith. In this way, the Word is heard and the Church in Cuba is growing.

    RESPONSE: Today I will follow the example of Cuban Christians and rejoice in Jesus and serve Him faithfully even when the necessities and comforts of life are absent.

    PRAYER: Lord, I want to be so dependent on You that I can sing the closing song of Habakkuk too.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  7. I thank the Lord for giving me peace, even when we receive news about all of the things going on around this planet. I only look at a few trusted sources now, just to see what is going on and not worrying about any of it.

    Praise the Lord for he is good 🙂

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  8. I’m so very thankful that our Heavenly Father sent His Son so we may live eternally
    I’m thankful for my Lord, Jesus Christ and His unconditional love and faithfulness
    I’m thankful that He forgivies me always when I make mistakes
    For His perfect timing
    For always providing what is needed
    For healing me
    For waiting for me
    Did I say for loving me…

    I’m also thankful …
    For every hardship, emotional, physical, etc…I needed to experience and will continue to experience to be refined. Each have turned out to be a blessing for the Lord to use according to His will
    For the very air I breath
    For my husband, children and granchildren, blessings from heaven
    And…for every one of you

    Thank You Jesus, Praise Your Holy Name!

    Blessings,
    Vicki

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  9. Aww yes…how could I forget???
    I’m also thankful for the broken chains that were binding me, holding me prisoner.
    And also for the Holy Spirit by my side.
    Thank you Jesus for new eyes to see and ears to hear providing me with TRUTH!

    When one loves the Lord, one can’t help but be thankful for everything about their life…the list is endless!

    In God’s love,
    Vicki

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  10. Prayers requested for myself about a possible move. A smaller single-family rental home came available in same county just yesterday. I’m asking for confirmation on pursing this. Many advantages to make this move: cheaper rent, staying in the same county means very few changes (medical, automobile taxes, etc..).

    The place is in same area as Tom Horn and the Whispering Ponies Ranch.
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    http://skywatchtv.com/sponsor-therapy-pony/

    The Lord will provide the answers I seek. He knows my heart. If he wants this to happen, blessings will be provided along with ease of transition.

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  11. Daily Devotional — 2/14/17

    PRACTICAL LOVE
    Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

    In his book, The Upside Down Church, Pastor Greg Laurie says, “The first Christians didn’t out-argue pagans—they outlived them…Christianity made no attempts to conquer paganism and dead Judaism by reacting blow by blow. Instead, the Christians of the first century outthought, outprayed and outlived the unbelievers.

    “Their weapons were positive not negative. As far as we know, they did not hold protests or conduct boycotts. They did not put on campaigns to try to unseat the emperor. Instead, they prayed and preached and proclaimed the message of Christ, put to death on the cross, risen from the dead, and ready to change lives. And they backed up their message with actions: giving, loving.”[1]

    A co-worker shares a significant event he witnessed among Christian children in Egypt:

    A crowd of smiling faces awaited us as we entered the small stuffy room. The ages of the children ranged from eight to eleven years and they were seemingly oblivious and unaware of the circumstances surrounding their village—poverty, problems and persecution. To be a Christian, let alone a Christian child, was not an easy life.

    It was Saturday evening and the excitement that filled the air overwhelmed any feeling of self-pity and despair that might have existed. Between thirty and forty young boys, each equipped with a large maize bag, excitedly awaited orders.

    As we entered the room the youth leader saw the frowns on our faces and answered our questions even before we could ask. “Yes, it’s Saturday evening,” he started explaining, “and tonight the children will once again ‘invade’ our little village. They will go to every house in every street. They will ask the inhabitants whether they have enough bread to eat or not. If there is more than enough bread in the house they will ask the families to place any extra bread in the bag for those who do not have enough bread.

    “The children will continue until all the bags are filled to the top. Then the fun part of the evening starts. They will then go back to all the homes where there was not enough bread to eat and distribute so that every family in our village will have enough bread to eat for the next week.

    “They do not have the means to provide it themselves, but regardless of their own needs, they have become instruments of love to eradicate all hunger in our village.”

    RESPONSE: I will live this day showing love to those in need in the most practical ways.

    PRAYER: Lord, bless those Egyptian Christian children who love others and demonstrate it in a practical way.

    1. Greg Laurie, The Upside Down Church (Wheaton: Tyndale Publishers, 1999), p. 46.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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    1. The frog in the kettle has been a strategic plan of the enemy that has put many a believer to sleep. Thank you Father, for growing us, keeping us alert, hammering out the areas that need changing and for teaching us as we go. Thank you for the gift of Holy Spirit. Shake these who slumber out of their comfort zones, their fears, their distractions, their deceptions in Jesus name!!! Draw those who are religious into relationship with the Living Savior and open their eyes Lord……time is so very short! Thank you Jesus.

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  12. Praying for confirmation on this especially due to not YET having the gift of interpretation:
    Last week I had a dream. There were 3 KJV Bibles. (in real life I purchased 3 of them to replace some NIV ones for some people, one for me due to larger print) The 3 Bibles were still in their boxes in the dream. The words in it were being changed/had changed.

    IF I get this correct and any input is welcome: I saw it as the false church/religion/twisting the Word that is upon us with the one world religion.

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    1. The only thing your dream brings to mind is the mandela effect. Some have made others aware of changes that came about while they were reading scripture online (in real time). I have not notice any real-time changes, but do find some changes in written and online forms that truly don’t make sense. The biggest one for me was how the Lord’s Prayer got changed.

      I had memorized The Lord’s Prayer when I was a child and yet I can’t find it in this format anywhere except by searching on images (pictures).

      Most now say “In Earth” instead of “On Earth” — not the same meaning.
      Most now say “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” — again not the same meaning as “Trespasses”. Many will proclaim that it never said “On Earth” and they proclaim it never said “Trespasses”???

      Many other scriptures have changed in all versions. This is where we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us during Bible Study.

      I don’t study the Mandela effect, but others have. Doing a google search on that is not advised, as it can take you into websites with evil intentions.

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      1. Thank you James. Honestly that did come to mind but the only thing I am aware of concerning Mandela Effect is what I have heard from others. I got the strongest warning about this in my spirit and I believe it was Bette that warned??? Very strong witness there. It was at the beginning of the whole mess. I even had a new believer call me totally freaked that the Word had changed.

        Now it has me wondering if there is some validity, yet……..the two areas I have stayed far away from are flat earth and mandela. They may very well be true but what I saw was people on my page freaking out, others being distracted so I stayed with the warning from Holy Spirit.

        I have learned a powerful lesson here. Go with the first thing I thought the Lord showed me. Thank you! Now am wondering why the dream? I’ll pray about it and ask Holy Spirit. I mean, doesn’t He give us dreams for a reason? It’s been some time since all this was so “hot” as a topic….

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  13. We can still understand the true meaning of scripture with the Lord’s help.

    Here’s a few examples of humorous changes. You can now find the word “Bottle” in the Bible. No such thing existed in the Old or New Testament times.

    Judges 4:19 And he said unto her, “Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty.” And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.

    1 Samuel 1:24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks and one ephah of flour and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the Lord in Shiloh; and the child was young.

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  14. In agreement with you Sonshine. We should not be studying the Mandela effect. What people have shared with me were those that study multiple versions of the Bible and wondered what happened?

    Good for us to stay informed and always ask for Clarity, Discernment and Wisdom in all things.

    We’ve seen scripture twisted by many with Mega Churches and huge followings. Those doing that will be judged severely unless they repent and turn back to the truth.

    The enemy knows time is short.

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  15. This just came to mind: We can ask the Lord to guard our minds in prayer. That way no matter what kind of mind-altering technology comes about, it will have no impact. Same thing when we see the Chemical Sprays in the air — we can ask the Lord to turn those back into a blessing (maybe instead more outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Hepa Filtered Air).

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      1. We are to walk in the authority given to us so we don’t have to ask God to do but we are to war against it ourselves and rebuke these evils. We are getting ready to head into all kinds of horrors here on earth and we have to be warriors and God expects that of us.
        it is what He has been preparing me for now for years, that I use His authority and stand up and fight. 🙂 love you sis.

        now if someone is a new babe on milk still they might want to do what you wrote and I highly recommend that but I have to wear my battle gear. 🙂 Lol

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    1. Agree 100%! When in Texas this past trip, I’ve never ever seen chemtrails so thick and continual! They were layering X’s and didn’t stop. It was pretty awful to see. Here is just light spraying and has anyone noticed the blue colors they spray?

      Will be praying for everyone on here for guarding the mind. Things are sure moving but so is God!

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    2. Agree with all on here — we have to remember the authority given in the name of Jesus Christ. For me, I prefer to ask the Lord to change the hearts of those that are causing harm. We are to pray for our enemy, no matter who that is. We are never ever to ask the Lord to kill/destroy anyone for any reason!

      Here’s some reminder scripture on the subject of loving your enemies. This is not a reference to Satan & his minion. This is a reference to loving all of mankind. We also must remember that no unforgiveness will enter into the Kingdom!

        Matthew 5:43-48

      43 “You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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  16. I rebuke the chemtrails when I go out in the name of Jesus. they are spraying heavier and heavier and mercury is getting into the body which is causing cancers like never before, dementia, nervous disorders, heart irregularities (defibrillation) , heart attack and many other things. Monsanto is behind this along with globalists and our own govt. Pray to God that He destroys them all that are unrepentant committing mass genocide on us all.

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    1. There is so much to this chemtrail issue and the visible and physical effects are probably only intended side effects! The very base ingredients there mercury is the very key component in alchemy for transmuting. One purpose that comes to mind is that by saturating the soil with these heavy metals they are formenting something in the soil that is intended to produce an alchemical effect. More later IF time allows, but Joseph P Farrells book philosophers stone has some answers!

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  17. Everyone remember GOD’s armor in Ephesians 6.
    Be conscious of it every day. Don’t leave home without it.

    One key aspect of COVENANT is an exchange of weapons.
    Therefore, God gave us HIS ARMOR (as in Ephesians 6).

    The main purpose of covenant is to eliminate weakness.
    “God’s STRENGTH is made perfect in my weakness.”

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  18. Chem trails or The word Chem is said by some to originate from arabic Al-Chem or science Of Egypt in ancient language from alchemy. In essence transmutative science!

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  19. IF chemtrails are an alchemical operation to transmute the earth into something esotericists aspire to IT will follow these guidelines as following!

    Alchemy is of a twofold nature(as some say lucifers mind is split), an outward or exoteric and a hidden or esoteric. Exoteric alchemy is concerned with attempts to prepare a substance, the philosophers stone(in this case maybe transmuting the whole earth by saturating the globe and letting the sun do the transmuting work) to change the composition of the earths crust to produce metals like lead,Tin, copper, iron, and mercury will alter metals into gold,silver.

    This might be the exoteric purpose wealth generation and killing or transmuting the populace!

    The esoteric is a mystery School concept where they try to obtain divine transmutation of sin or flawed being to a perfect being!

    In essence the whole chemtrail issue is an esoteric belief that is an expression of the authors wish to transforms Gods creation into perfection by human endeavour inspired by mystery schools WHO we know to be Luciferian!

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  20. More is the fragments of metals WHO are saturated into the athmosphere are figures of the air literally. Whatever appears in the air formed by the interaction of sun and crystal movable or immovable(the stuff on the surface of the earth too) appears in the speculum or crystal as a wave.

    For the air, the water, and the crystal, so far as the vision is concerned are one, like an mirror in which an inverted copy of an object is seen.

    Ezekiel 1:22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal stretched forth over their heads above.

    So projection creates likeness or transmutation as the initiator purposes?

    In ancient times by projecting light through things like frog eggs IT was said that projecting this through to bird eggs the fetuses were transmuted to frogs from eggs!

    So jc and others IF you like you can create a thread for this discussion should you wish!

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