A Time to Give Thanks!

By LaMeka Howard

November 1, 2019

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John 6:9-11 NKJV

"There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many? "

Then Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place.  So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.  And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as. much as they wanted.

This scripture in the book of John shows us that when God is preparing something for His children to reap, He wants us to sit down, be still, and stay silent while He is working.  First, the disciples ask how were they going to feed five thousand people off of two fish and five pieces of bread.  That's when Jesus advised the disciples to tell the the people to sit down.  Once His work is completed, their requests will be fulfilled.  After His work has been fulfilled, He will show His work and what was accomplished.  Jesus also shows us how to give thanks for what is received and then give to others so they can be blessed too.  Jesus shows us how He gave thanks for the food that was in the basket and when he thank God for what they had, the food multiplied.  He was able to distribute it and they received more than needed.  Everybody was fed.  When we do this in His order, we will see blessings multiply and in abundance that there will be more abundance to harvest than anticipated.  

Remember Him during the Thanksgiving holiday to give thanks unto Him, the supplier of all of our needs, whom has given us food, family, faith and love.  Anytime there is a short supply of food, pray  Before we plan our meals and before we eat, pray and give thanks to God. When we are gathering around the dinner table to share stories, building memories and taking pictures,  remember to give thanks for everything 

Note: This month, we are focusing on giving thanks for everything that we have in our lives.  When we are thankful for the things we have, God multiples it and we'll gain so much more.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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