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“Thank God for the Seven P’s”

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Although this is a special time of giving thanks and spending time with family, we must remember that every day is a day of thanksgiving. As I reflect on all of the reasons that I am thankful, I was able to categorize them into seven areas.  “Thank God for the Seven P’s.”

  1. Presence – God is always present.  He said that He would never leave us nor forsake us.  He is a very present help in the time of trouble.  No matter what you may be facing, know that God is present.  You are never alone because God is with you.   In Matthew 28:20 Jesus says, “Lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.”                                                                                                                                                                           
  2. Power – God is all powerful!  He can do anything!  There is nothing  too hard for Him.  All power is in God’s hand.  What might be impossible for man, is possible for God.  When we are weak, He gives us power to be strong.   Isaiah 40:29-31 tells us that “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”                                                           
  3. Protection– God protects us and keeps us from dangers seen/unseen.  He watches over us and keeps us from all harm.  2 Thessalonians 3:3 says, “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”                                                                                                                                                 
  4. Provision –  God is our ultimate provider.  He has made ways out of no way and opened doors.  He Has provided  life, good health, food, clothing, shelter and transportation.  Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”                                                                                                                             
  5. Principles – God has given us wonderful principles  in the Bible.  His principles give us life, wisdom and direction. Hebrews 4:12 reminds us that the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.                                                                                              
  6. Prayer – I am so thankful that we can communicate with God through prayer.  Prayer changes things and people.  Prayer gives us help and hope.  James 5:16 tells us that “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”  
  7. People – Thank you Lord for all of the people that you have placed in our lives to give love and to receive love.  We are blessed to have family, friends, church family, co-workers and even our enemies.  John 15:12 says, “My command is this:  Love each other as I have loved you.”                    

Thank you Lord for everything!

Until next week. . .

Carolyn

 

 

 

 

 

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