Daily Archives: November 27, 2013

Be Thankful For All Things


thanksgiving-trees-showers-blessingThanksgiving is here! Unbelievable! This year has swooshed by. Yet, I’m thankful for so many things. Some of them were hard to be thankful about, like the transition of my beloved sister and best friend, Patricia Holmes Ellison. It was bittersweet—I lost her but she no longer is suffering and for that I am thankful as well as God allowing her to be a part of our lives.

This time of year many grieve the lost of loved ones. It can be especially sorrowful as you walk through the first year of being without them and find yourself celebrating Thanksgiving without that special loved one.

Even in the midst of losing my sister, I am thankful to God for placing inside each of us the resiliency to come back from such a major and permanent lost. That is the beauty of God. He completely understands the finiteness of who we are, yet he built inside of us the ability to bounce back from life’s harshest blows.

During this season, there are family members who have disassociated themselves. Continue to pray and be thankful for them. Celebrate them and believe that your prayers are not only being heard by God, but answered for the restoration and reconciliation of that relationship.

Regardless of the intensity of whatever you may be going through, there is always something to give thanks to God about. If you can’t think of anything, just hold your hand up to your mouth and blow. Then thank God for placing His life-generating breath inside of you one more day. It is apparent that God has more for you to do or He would not have permitted you to see another day.

Definitely we want to thank God for each other. God knew we didn’t need to be alone. He knew we needed each other. There is someone that needs you this Thanksgiving season. Make time for someone who may not have anyone who will make time for them. Reach out to those less fortunate and be a bright spot in their day. And simply love each other as you celebrate the differences that make you one.

My prayer for each of you is that you will enjoy a blessed prosperous thankful fun-filled day with family, friends and even some strangers. Above all, give God thanks for all things—the good, the perceived bad and the indifferent.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jacqui Showers


prayer for success showers Father, during this season of famine help me to stay focused on Your sufficiency. With reports of companies failing, job shortages and layoffs, I unequivocally know Your riches and glory are meeting my daily needs. I have plenty because of my dependence on You. Joy, love and peace wells up from the depths of my soul and flows outward to others. I release my confidence and trust in this world’s system and embrace Yours with its abundance and illimitable possibilities. Amen

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