Many of us are looking and searching for happiness. We want to be happy. We look to other people, things, the newest gadgets, a new house, a new car, etc. Many individuals seek personal coaches, gurus, and other programs to “find” happiness. Some of those people even spend a hefty amount to locate this elusive thing we call “happiness.”
But the answer is simple. Finding happiness isn’t elusive at all. Happiness can be found when we look at things differently. We tell ourselves that we will be happy when we lose x number of pounds, when we finally get married, when we find that special someone, we have been looking for such a long time, when we have a family, when we get rich, etc. We tell ourselves when this particular event happens, then we will be delighted, but is that true? And we have to think about when exactly will that event take place in our lives? Life is too short to put off genuinely being happy and content. Now here is the very simple solution. Be thankful. Wow! Yep, short and sweet. See, being thankful changes your attitude, changes how you see things, and invites new possibilities into your life. Being thankful opens your eyes to see all the beauty around you. Now there has to be something in your life to be thankful for. Today, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we are celebrating being thankful. Let that thankfulness continue on tomorrow, next week, next month, and throughout the year. If you think that this is too simple to work, then experiment with it. Try being thankful for a week and see what happens. Find that one thing in your life to be thankful for and focus on that. When you start there, you will begin to see other things to be grateful for that you never realized before. See, God’s word tells us in Phil 4:6 to not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Today, decide to be happy by being thankful. I pray that your Thanksgiving a safe, blessed, and most of all, full of happiness. God bless you.
When was the last time you said “thank you” to a Veteran? When was the last time you told them how necessary their sacrifice was? Today, that sacrifice means more than ever. Today, we are watching those freedoms that our Veterans fought so valiantly for being pulled out from under our feet. Those in power seek to take away every freedom bestowed on us by God and defended by our brave servicemen and women. Even though things appear bleak, do not give up and do not stop fighting. If our Veterans can keep fighting no matter how complex their mission is, we can surely keep fighting too. Most of us will never understand how brutal their fights were. Most of us will never be called upon to lay our lives down in service to our countrymen, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a job to complete too. We all have a role to play. The job of defending our freedoms does not solely fall at the feet of our brave armed forces. We, too, have a job to do. We need to keep our voices raised when we see our freedoms being stripped away. God, give us the same bravery, endurance, and strength that you have gifted our servicemen and women with. Father, let us focus on others and not on ourselves. God, let us dedicate our fight to those who laid down their lives for us. God, help us fight to save America. Father, most of all, let us not grow weary as we continue to fight those who seek to destroy America, our freedoms, our Godly values, our heritage, and all that America stands for. In Jesus’ name, we agree and pray. Amen. To our Veterans, I say God bless you and thank you. Thank you for caring for your country and each of us more than you do for yourself. Thank you for defending our freedoms so bravely. The price you pay is one most of us will never understand and one we can never repay. We say thank you for the sacrifice you have given to each of us and our beloved America.
To all those who are laughing at America, know this, America is not done.
America has an unbreakable resilience.
Our brave American’s don’t know what the word quit means.
We will make a way when everyone has counted us out.
Once again, evil has woken up an American sleeping giant.
We have one thing in our corner that no one is thinking about. That is God and our faith.
See, America was founded on a God that never stops fighting for us.
Right now, at this very moment, brave American’s are planning for a victory so big that only God can bring it to pass.
Right now, we don’t know how it will happen, but we know it will happen.
Right now, our brave American veterans who have so courageously fought for us before are packing their bags, and with their faith that knows no bounds, they will be victorious!
In the name that is about all names, Jesus, our Savior, we call forth our victory.
In the name of Jesus, our Savior, we call on Godly protection for every brave veteran making the journey to save our stranded American citizens and our allies.
In the name of Jesus, we call on every angel to stand in the divine protection of each brave veteran and enlisted service person.
God, You will make this impossible situation victorious for us. In the name of Jesus, we call forth this victory.
God, let Your name and the name of our Savior fill the mouths of our veterans and enlisted soldiers.
God, listen and move when they call on Your name.
God, we will see and hear with our own eyes and ears about Your miraculous move to save America.
Forever, Your name will go down in history as the God whose hand moved in a powerful way to save America as Her citizens called out to You for divine assistance.
Father, make a way for every person responsible for this utter and disastrous failure to bring our citizens and troops homes safely, face justice. God, let the truth come out. God, bring forth whistleblowers so the validity of their disastrous decisions can be made known.
God, Your word says that secret things come to light (Luke 8:17).
God, let those responsible for this mess and their evil lies and deeds be known to all humanity!
God, we decree and declare this to be so in the mighty name of Jesus, our Savior.
God, restore America and Her greatness.
God, bless America once again. Father, I know you aren’t done with Her. I know She will shine brightly once again like never before.
God, finally, we lift all those 13 American servicemen and women who passed away this past week.
God, be with their families, take every ounce of pain and grief away from them, and replace their sorrow with joy. God, let them know that their sacrifice is not and will never be in vain.
As we say “thank you” to every brave service person who fought to defend all of our freedoms, we also wonder about where America is heading. I wonder what the families who gave the ultimate sacrifice think about watching America spiral downward into socialism. Their precious loved ones pledged their life to fight, protect, and defend America from all enemy’s foreign and domestic, yet, some who are now in seats of authority are pushing America farther and farther into the pits of socialism. Those brave individuals took an oath to defend our Constitution, yet their families are forced to watch as those in positions of power who took that same oath continue to shred the rights of American citizens. And what of those families who’s brave soldiers paid the ultimate price with their lives to defend America and Her freedoms? What must they be thinking and feeling? Their sons, daughters, husbands, wives, sisters, or brothers paid the ultimate price to ensure America remains free. They know that freedom is never free. It is always paid by the blood, sweat, and tears of brave soldiers and their families. God help America as She spirals into a pit of despair. God help us all! Now, it is up to all of us. Each one of us must continue the fight for freedom. Now, it is not only left up to our courageous soldiers and their families. It is now our fight. Once again, when I speak of fighting, I never mean acts of violence. Violence is never the answer and only begets more violence. Our fight now is our with our voice. We must speak up and tell those in places of power “no.” We do not condone them changing our laws that will lessen our God-given rights. We must say to them that we will not allow America to become a place of socialism. Socialism never works and only leads to the increased suffering of the very poor. Socialism always increases the power of the elites and leaves those with no control at their mercy. We must tell these elites that we do not condone their policies. We must say to them that we do not condone using the brave men and women of our Armed Services to protect them as their personal security team. America, raise your voice and say “no.” Today on Memorial Day, we must honor our courageous soldiers with our thanks and our raised voices. We must let them know that their sacrifices are not in vain. America’s silent majority must raise your voices! Call, write, or email your governors, senators, representatives, and the White House and tell them “no.” Let them know that they cannot turn our country into a place of despair and suffering. The silent majority must speak up now at the ballot boxes. We must continue to vote at every opportunity that presents itself. Continue to promote with your vote those who love America, God, and our freedoms. If you are one of those people, consider running for your local school boards, city council, mayor, state legislative, or government positions. That is how we use our voice. We have to follow thru and vote those individuals out of office who do not seek to protect our Constitution. We must demand election laws that protect the integrity of our votes. We do this by writing, calling, or emailing our state and government officials and require that laws are written and passed that will protect the will and the voice of the citizens of America. That is how we continue to say “thank you” to every courageous soldier by upholding what they so bravely fought for. The American dream is still alive and well, and we must fight for it! Happy Memorial Day.