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Dragii nostri, 

Va dorim tuturora un Happy Thanksgiving, petrecut in meditatii sfinte de multumire si recunostinta, la adresa Celui care ne-a protejat si ne-a purtat pe brate si in anul ce aproape s-a scurs. Ne insotim bunele urari de cantarea de mai jos. 

Cu drag, ai vostri prieteni si frati in Domnul

Primita de la Familia GABOR

Ileana Berki – Multumesc Doamne

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Happy Thanksgiving-001

Published on Nov 23, 2016

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Thanksgiving is a way of life for God’s children

 .Colossians 2:6,7

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

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Jennie Augusta Brownscombe - Detail image of The First Thanksgiving - 1914

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe – Detail image of The First Thanksgiving – 1914

Our Father in Heaven ordained thanksgiving as a way of life for us, our loving response to Him for sending His Son to save us, and for His daily love and care for us.

.1 Thessalonians 5:18

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Psalm 107:22

22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Hebrews 13:15

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Ideally, Thanksgiving Day should be a day that is larger-than-life, full of fellowship and happy and good things. However, it is often a day on which people suffer more from their grief and needs, because it is supposed to be a happy day so they feel their pain more sharply.

May the Father lead us to help people who must thank Him through their tears and in the midst of loss and enormous need; and to help them to remember His eternal love for us in Jesus Christ, Who became poor for our sake, suffered for us, and is near to the broken-hearted! 

Isaiah 63:9

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Maria

REPOSTED FROM :https://pilgrimsprogressrevisted.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/thanksgiving-is-a-way-of-life/

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A word in season – A Thanksgiving Psalm

Brethren, a happy happy Thanksgiving to you! May we praise the Lord more and more as He leads us to our desired haven – heaven!

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 107 

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Thanksgiving to the Lord for His Great Works of Deliverance

107 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
And gathered out of the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the south.

They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way;
They found no city to dwell in.
Hungry and thirsty,
Their soul fainted in them.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He delivered them out of their distresses.
And He led them forth by the right way,
That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
For He satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness.

10 Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Bound in affliction and irons—
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And despised the counsel of the Most High,
12 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor;
They fell down, and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
And broke their chains in pieces.
15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
16 For He has broken the gates of bronze,
And cut the bars of iron in two.

17 Fools, because of their transgression,
And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters,
24 They see the works of the Lord,
And His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26 They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths;
Their soul melts because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
And are at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven.
31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people,
And praise Him in the company of the elders.

33 He turns rivers into a wilderness,
And the watersprings into dry ground;
34 A fruitful land into barrenness,
For the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 He turns a wilderness into pools of water,
And dry land into watersprings.
36 There He makes the hungry dwell,
That they may establish a city for a dwelling place,
37 And sow fields and plant vineyards,
That they may yield a fruitful harvest.
38 He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly;
And He does not let their cattle decrease.

39 When they are diminished and brought low
Through oppression, affliction, and sorrow,
40 He pours contempt on princes,
And causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way;
41 Yet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction,
And makes their families like a flock.
42 The righteous see it and rejoice,
And all iniquity stops its mouth.

43 Whoever is wise will observe these things,
And they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.

REPOSTED FROM :https://pilgrimsprogressrevisted.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/a-word-in-season-a-thanksgiving-psalm/

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Every year, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Though the alliteration “Thanksgiving Thursday” is very catchy, it isn’t the reason why Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday of November. Before this became the official date of the national holiday, the original date was celebrated on November 26th. George Washington is responsible for establishing this date in 1789, when he issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the federal government. Many states and people were still unfamiliar with Thanksgiving by 1817, so magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale started a writing campaign to pressure President Abraham Lincoln to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

In 1863, after decades of writing, Hale finally encouraged Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national on on the last Thursday of November. The United States continued to celebrate Thanksgiving on that set date until 1939, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday a week earlier, hoping it would spur retail sales during The Great Depression. Roosevelt’s plan became known as “Franksgiving”, but it failed because many people opposed the idea. In 1941, Roosevelt reluctantly signed a bill making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of November for everyone in the United States

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Don Moen: Cântări de Mulțumire de Ziua Recunoștinței – Don Moen: Songs of Thanksgiving ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

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24 Noiembrie este Thanksgiving Day – Ziua Recunostintei se sarbatoreste in Noiembrie, Joia, intre a 22-a – a 28-a zi a lunii.

De ce sărbătorim Ziua Recunoștinței

Ziua Recunoștinței (engleză: Thanksgiving Day) este o sărbătoare anuală de o zi, în care se mulțumește(tradițional lui Dumnezeu) pentru bogăția recoltei din acel an. Ea se sărbătorește în cea mai mare parte a Americii de Nord (Statele Unite și Canada). Este o sărbătoare a familiei. În Statele Unite majoritatea afacerilor (în afară de magazine) sunt închise joi,  în săptămâna cu Thanksgiving pentru a permite angajaților să se reunească, cu familia.

În Regatul Unit, Thanksgiving este o altă denumire pentru Ziua Recoltei, și se sărbătorește în biserici și în sate într-o duminică după strângerea recoltei în acea localitate, fără a fi o sărbătoare deosebit de importantă.

Această sărbătoare a fost preluată de primii coloniști sosiți în Lumea Nouă, unde a fost sărbătorită pentru prima dată în anul 1621, ca semn de recunoștință față de recolta miraculoasă obținută în condiții climaterice dure. În decembrie 1941, Congresul SUA a adoptat o rezoluție prin care a 4-a zi de joi din noiembrie devine oficial sărbătoare națională a SUA.

În Statele Unite se organizează parade de Ziua Recunoștinței, cu ocazia cărora defilează de obicei fanfare școlare și se prezintă diferite care alegorice. Mâncărurile tradiționale de Ziua Recunoștinței sunt curcan umplut (fript, afumat sau la cuptor), jambon, cartofi piure, cartofi dulci, porumb, și plăcinta de dovleac.

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  • Psalmi 95:2 Să mergem înaintea Lui cu laude, să facem să răsune cântece în cinstea Lui! 3 Căci Domnul este un Dumnezeu mare, este un împărat mare mai presus de toţi dumnezeii.
  • Lăudaţi pe Domnul, căci este bun, căci îndurarea Lui ţine în veac!1 Cronici 16:34
  • Eu voi lăuda pe Domnul pentru dreptatea Lui şi voi cânta Numele Domnului, Numele Celui Preaînalt.Psalmii 7:17
  • Domnul este tăria mea şi scutul meu; în El mi se încrede inima, şi sunt ajutat. De aceea îmi este plină de veselie inima şi-L laud prin cântările mele.Psalmii 28:7
  • Intraţi cu laude pe porţile Lui, intraţi cu cântări în curţile Lui! Lăudaţi-L şi binecuvântaţi-I Numele.Psalmii 100:4
  • Lăudaţi pe Domnul! Lăudaţi pe Domnul, căci este bun, căci îndurarea Lui ţine în veci!Psalmii 106:1
  • şi veţi zice în ziua aceea: „Lăudaţi pe Domnul, chemaţi Numele Lui, vestiţi lucrările Lui printre popoare, pomeniţi mărimea Numelui Lui!Isaia 12:4
  • strigătele de bucurie şi strigătele de veselie, cântecele mirelui şi cântecele miresei, glasul celor ce zic: „Lăudaţi pe Domnul oştirilor, căci Domnul este bun, căci în veac ţine îndurarea Lui!”, glasul celor ce aduc jertfe de mulţumire în Casa Domnului. Căci voi aduce înapoi pe prinşii de război ai ţării şi îi voi aşeza iarăşi ca odinioară, zice Domnul.” – Ieremia 33:11
  • Şi orice faceţi, cu cuvântul sau cu fapta, să faceţi totul în Numele Domnului Isus şi mulţumiţi, prin El, lui Dumnezeu Tatăl. Coloseni 3:17
  • Mulţumiţi lui Dumnezeu pentru toate lucrurile; căci aceasta este voia lui Dumnezeu, în Hristos Isus, cu privire la voi. 1 Tesaloniceni 5:18

Don Moen: 2 1/2 ore de cantari spre slava lui Dumnezeu!!!

Thanksgiving medley – Don Moen (14 min)

The Best of Don Moen:

With a Thankful Heart (2004) Full album

VIDEO by Jeshurun

Don Moen – I Will Sing Live –
Concert Video – Don Moen 73 min

VIDEO by kippik61

Reblogged from https://rodiagnusdei.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/songs-of-thanksgiving-don-moen/

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902687daa3459bf91218d69e5364ac2cTHANKSGIVING, LIKE PRAISE, BELONGS TO GOD

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Leviticus 22:29 – “And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will.”12246847_1121263224553206_8869122923746335856_n

Nehemiah 12:46 – “For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.”12279101_1121113607901501_8030359265265761512_n

Psalms 26:7 – “That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Thy wondrous works.”11205559_1019314261463983_8195610596876382236_n

Psalms 69:30 – “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”10989453_1019314494797293_4186293381023859265_o

Psalms 95:2 – “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.”12227588_1825406947685656_4016561046276587038_n

Psalms 100:4 – “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.”11143692_841026985953086_8063722365096945116_n

Psalms 147:7 – “Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God.”12107282_1016295938423310_540294546866175200_n

Jonah 2:9 – “But I will sacrifice unto Thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.”906079_10208489346542076_1947054551720408433_o

2 Corinthians 4:15 – “For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through thethanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.”11202108_1521540188156777_4654060510575511328_n

Philippians 4:6 – “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication withthanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”11656232_10206346194347607_839841844_o

Colossians 2:7-8 – “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him:  Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein withthanksgiving.”12237998_10208488185553052_1073800972099955185_o

Colossians 4:2 – “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.”12240100_1121263601219835_118055170709396532_n

1 Timothy 4:3-4 – “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.”12193827_1016694245059318_8892892225348285194_n

Revelation 7:12 – “Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and ever. Amen.”

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Tell God How Thankful You Are With These 5 Psalms!

12249606_10153853158519063_6356570094165060890_nPsalm 100:4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

Remember to give thanks unto the Lord. For it is by His grace and mercy that we live in country that celebrates Thanksgiving. Count your blessings as you pray, Remember God loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us, so that we may live.

Take care and God bless you and your families. Oh, yeah,

Happy Thanksgiving.!!

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But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57

 

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Come Thanksgiving Day each year, many of us give the nod to Pilgrims and Indians and talk of making ready for a harsh first Winter in the New World.

But for the Christian, the deepest roots of our thanksgiving go back to the Old World, way back before the Pilgrims, to a story as old as creation, with a two-millennia-old climax. It’s a story that keeps going right on into the present and gives meaning to our little lives, even when we’re a half a globe removed from history’s ground zero at a place called Golgotha.

You could call it the true story of thanksgiving — or you could call it the Christian gospel viewed through the lens of that often undervalued virtue known as “gratitude.” It opens up a few biblical texts we otherwise may be prone to downplay.

Here’s the true story of thanksgiving in four stages.

Created for Thanksgiving

First, God created humanity for gratitude. You exist to appreciate God. He created you to honor him by giving him thanks. Appreciating both who God is and his actions for us — in creating us and sustaining our lives — is fundamental to proper human life in God’s created world.

As he describes in Romans 1 what’s gone wrong with the world, the apostle Paul gives us this glimpse of the place of appreciation in the created order:

Although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Part of what the first man and woman were created to do is honor God by being thankful. And part of what we exist to do is honor God by being thankful — and thus the numerous biblical commands enjoining gratitude.

Humanity was created to appreciate God. But as we’ve already seen from Romans 1, ingratitude wasn’t far away.

Fallen from Thanksgiving

Second, we all have failed miserably in appreciating God as we should. In her book on gratitude, Ann Voskamp gives memorable expression to the failure of the first man and woman — and the devil before them — to rightly experience and express gratitude.

From all of our beginnings, we keep reliving the Garden story.

Satan, he wanted more. More power, more glory. Ultimately, in his essence, Satan is an ingrate. And he sinks his venom into the heart of Eden. Satan’s sin becomes the first sin of all humanity: the sin of ingratitude. Adam and Eve are, simply, painfully, ungrateful for what God gave.

Isn’t that the catalyst of all my sin?

Our fall was, has always been, and always will be, that we aren’t satisfied in God and what He gives.  We hunger for something more, something other. (One Thousand Gifts, 15)

Satan the ingrate spawns unthankfulness in Adam and Eve, who pass it along to all of us. Both before our conversion and after, we are unthankful people. This is so painfully true.

And we not only fail to be thankful like we ought, but we also fail to get the balance right between physical and spiritual. Two obstacles often stand in our way to God-exalting gratitude. You could call them “hyperspirituality” and “hyperphysicality.”

Perhaps hyperphysicality is all too well known in 21st-century Western society at large. A milieu of materialists is so unaware of spiritual reality that even when there is gratitude for the physical, the spiritual is neglected, if not outright rejected. We can be thankful for the temporal, even while we couldn’t care less about the eternal.

But hyperspirituality is often particularly dangerous among the so-called “spiritual” types, even in the church. We can be prone to mute God’s physical goodness to us out of fear that appreciation for such would somehow detract from our thanksgiving for spiritual blessings.

In our sin, we fail again and again to get the proportions right. Only with divine redemption are we able to grow toward a balance that goes something like this: Christians are thankful for all God’s gifts, especially his eternal gifts, and especially the surpassing value of knowing his Son (Philippians 3:8), the Spirit-become-physical.

Redeemed by Thanksgiving

Third, God himself, in the person of his Son, Jesus, entered into our thankless world, lived in flawless appreciation of his Father, and died on our behalf for our chronic ingratitude. It is Jesus, the God-man, who has manifested the perfect life of thankfulness. If you’ve ever tracked the texts where Jesus gives his Father thanks, you’ll know it’s quite an impressive list.

Matthew 11:25 [also Luke 10:21]: “At that time [note the context of unrepentant and unthankful “cities where most of his mighty works had been done,” verse 20] Jesus declared, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will . . .’” John 11:41: “…they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me…’” [Jesus then raises Lazarus from the dead.]

Matthew 15:36 [also Mark 8:6]: Jesus “took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to his disciples…” [See also John 6:11 and John 6:23 which refers to the location as “the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks”]

Luke 22:17–20 [also Matthew 26:27 and Mark 14:23]: “And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, ‘Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’ And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.’” [And so following Jesus’s pattern, Paul in Acts 27:35 “took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it…”]

1 Corinthians 11:23–24: Our “Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it . . .”

Jesus is not only God himself but also the quintessentially thankful human. The God-man not only died to forgive our failures in giving God the thanks he’s due, but also lived the perfect life of appreciation on our behalf toward his Father.

Freed for Thanksgiving

Finally, by faith in Jesus, we are redeemed from ingratitude, and its just eternal penalty in hell, and freed to enjoy the pleasure of being doubly thankful for God’s favor toward us — not only as his creatures, but also as his redeemed.

It is fitting for a creature to be in a continuous posture of gratitude toward his creator. And it is even more fitting for a redeemed rebel to be in an ongoing posture of gratitude toward his redeemer. The kind of life that flows from such amazing grace is the life of continual thankfulness. This is the kind of life in which the born-again Christian is being continually renewed, progressively being made more like Jesus.

And so the apostle Paul encourages Christians to have lives characterized by thanksgiving.

Colossians 1:11–12: “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” Colossians 2:6–7: “as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”

Colossians 3:15–17 [note the hat trick (3x) in this one text]: “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Ephesians 5:20: “…giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Only in Jesus, the paragon of creaturely appreciation, are we able to become the kind of persistently thankful people God created us to be and fulfill the human destiny of thanksgiving. For the Christian, with both feet standing firmly in the good news of Jesus, there are possibilities for a true thanksgiving which we otherwise would never know.


Thanksgiving posts from David Mathis:

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