Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29, NIV)
For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him… to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:20, Amplified)
And without faith it is impossible to please Him… (Hebrews 11:6, NASB)
Today is Thanksgiving! We give thanks to God for all that He has done in our nation and in our lives. We give thanks for all the good things and wonderful people in our lives. All good things come from God above (James 1:17). So we thank Him for the good in our lives.
I had an interesting Thanksgiving moment today. As I was busy running around the house preparing things for our Thanksgiving celebrations, I happened across some scriptures I had posted around the house. There were six scriptures on one piece of paper. Three scriptures each for two promises God has made in His word to me. Two promises that I have not seen come to pass in my life yet.
I read the scriptures. They stirred my faith (Romans 10:17). I smiled and then I said these words to God, “Thank You”.
I found myself thanking Him for something I haven’t seen yet. Simply having His Word on the matter settles it so much in my heart, that I already have a thankful, a grateful heart for things I haven’t seen yet. I haven’t touched yet. I haven’t enjoyed yet.
That’s faith. That’s believing without seeing. I am blessed. I pleased Him today.
So this Thanksgiving let us thank Him for all that He has done and let us thank Him for His promises to us, that are as good as done, because He said He would do it.