Since Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and most Americans eat a lot on this day, let’s talk a little about food.

That’s a relevant subject for all of us!

A California scientist has computed that the average human being eats 16 times his or her own weight in an average year, while a horse eats only eight times its weight.

This all seems to prove that if you want to lose weight, you should eat like a horse.

As we prepare for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, we want to look at two things we can be thankful for:

1) God’s meeting our physical needs. He graciously supplies what we need. 1 Tim. 4:4 says: “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude.”

2) The victory that is ours through Christ. 1 Cor. 2:14 says: “But thanks be to God, who always leads in victory because of Christ.” 

We have a promise of victory over all our enemies because Christ already won the victory at the cross.

The Holy Spirit will lead us in His victory, and we claim it by faith!

We can be thankful that the Lord will give us victory over our fears and anxieties we may face in this life.

Two explorers were on a jungle safari when suddenly a ferocious lion in front of them.

“Keep calm” the first explorer whispered.

“Remember what we read in that book on wild animals? If you stand perfectly still and look the lion in the eye, he will turn and run.”

“Sure,” replied his companion. “You’ve read the book, and I’ve read the book. But has the lion read the book?”

Fear is a natural emotion that can control us at times.

1 John 4:18 in the Amplified says this:

“There is no fear in love, dread does not exist, but full grown love turns fear out the doors and expels every trace of terror!  For fear brings with it the thought of punishment and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love – is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection.

We cannot rid ourselves of the fears of life, by trying not to be fearful or even asking the Lord to remove them.

We get rid of them by drinking in Christ’s perfect love for us as we see in His Word.

As we pour Christ’s love into our lives the fears are forced to leave.

Fear comes from a false concept of God; thinking He is out to get us and punish us.

As we mature in the love of Christ, our fears are kicked out the door.

We are to listen to God’s Word and see His view of us and our riches in Christ.

We are loved as much as God’s dear Son!

We have so much to be thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pastor Ken Keeler, Director of Church Ministries

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