Summary: When we allow that freedom and independence to be politically correct to satisfy the non-believer instead of being thankful to the true God for blessing us, guess what happens?
Thankful for the providence of Almighty God.
Psalm 100: 1 A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
The very backbone of our country is our family. The one who created the families and designed the way they should be is God. Our God created family is slowly being eaten away by other gods who have seeped into our country. They have been placed upon a pedestal by way of our written freedom and independence constitution. Our freedom and independence was written by our forefathers who ask the blessings of God almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaacs and Jacob upon each decision and look to Him for guidance.
When we allow that freedom and independence to be politically correct to satisfy the non-believer instead of being thankful to the true God for blessing us, guess what happens? That’s right, God lifts the blessings and allows man to choose to stray and seek other gods. My question has always been, “how can a dead god bless anything? But real truth is always challenged.
We as Christians should be very thankful for living in a time when we are protected by our Lord in such a way that is just undeniable. When we are thankful the blessings are plentiful. When we are thankful in a politically correct world instead of a complainer, God blesses us. Remember the old hymn? “When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged thinking all is lost. Count your many blessing, name them one by one. And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”
Below is President George Washington’s Thanksgiving proclamation of 1789. Please take a minute and read this great part of our history to see where Thanksgiving came from. If our leaders would read it on nationwide TV there would probably be a riot and law suits going on for years but, as a family we can thank God and praise Him for His blessings. But, also thank our ancestors for their faith and trust in our Lord.
The following Thanksgiving Proclamation was made by President George Washington on Oct. 3, 1789:
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness":
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the Beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our national government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, AD 1789, — George Washington
Love in Christ Jesus, Ronnie Miller www.themillersbiblestudy.com