Now that you've prayed, are you in need of someone to pray for YOU? I have finished the course. And sometimes too, there is also loneliness. Daily Bible Verse: Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. No matter what, He’s given us so many reasons to choose thankfulness and joy this day. Daily Prayer and Bible Verse As the whole world battles the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, we need hope and encouragement more than ever before. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; Bible . Worship the Lord with gladness, come before him with joyful songs. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise, give thanks to him and praise his name. All Rights Reserved. Whatever you’re facing this Thanksgiving Day, in the midst of all of it, may we remember again that God gives us the opportunity each and every day, to give worship and thanks to Him. And I pray that in due time I may also say, I have finished the work that You have given me to do - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith, to Your praise and glory. It was his passion for his Lord that caused Paul to press on for the upward call in Christ Jesus, until he could say, "it is not I that live- but the Spirit of Christ, living in me and working through me, for His greater glory and praise.". - Recognize His goodness, love, and faithfulness, through all the generations of our family. his love endures forever. and his courts with praise; Let’s do what the Psalmist of this great chapter says: - Enter His gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Copyright © 2020, He had survived dangers in the city, hazards in the wilderness, and perils on the sea - but Paul discovered that God's grace was sufficient in EVERY eventuality of life that he faced. Read an inspirational daily Bible verse with a featured image, subscribe via email, share with friends, and discover related Bible verses and devotionals. In our Christian faith, it is salutary to be reminded of what we are apart from God's grace and to recall what we used to be before we were saved by grace through faith in Christ. 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 KJV Photo Description: View from the seat of a kayak in the Alexander Springs area of Florida, with an abundance of aquatic vegetation. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; Today's Bible Reading Courage will forever be a central element of the human spirit. Bible Verse of the Day Monday, November 23, 2020 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Thank you for your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; Second Timothy was the last epistle written by that great apostle Paul to his son in the faith, for our learning, shortly before his impending death. We give you thanks and praise, for You alone are worthy! Christianity / Bible. Indeed, in the previous verse we read, "For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. We are to remember the former things and we are to remember our Creator in the days of our youth. But Paul also learned that the Christian life is a spiritual battle and a continuous struggle against evil. Paul's witness to Timothy in this meaningful epistle was, "I have fought the good fight. There are many places in the Bible that tell us to remember. Heavenly Father, help me to preach the Word of truth, with all long-suffering and doctrine. For the Lord is good; his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.” - Psalm 100:1-5. but a kind word cheers it up. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy, this Thanksgiving Day and every day. I will be glad and rejoice in you; 10 Christian Hymns That Need to Be Put to Rest . Every morning He gives us breath, is His invitation to come joyfully into His Presence. Anxiety weighs down the heart, This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN. Click the button below! I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. - Give thanks to Him and praise His name. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Jupiter Images Corporation. Daily Verse; Read the Bible . Paul was even in danger of being shipwrecked, while being held captive on board a Roman vessel. Enable me to exhort and encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ, with the same godly passion for the good news of the gospel of Christ that was demonstrated in the life of the apostle Paul. The daily readings are taken from the lectionary which divides much of the Bible into three years worth of readings. He assures us that His plans in our lives are for good, that his love covers us securely, and His faithfulness extends from generation to generation. I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. He was beaten with rods, lashed with whips, stoned by angry crowds, and imprisoned time and again. A Prayer for Thanksgiving DayBy Debbie McDaniel, “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. He had faced hostility from evil men, apostate teachers, and false brethren... and the apostle Paul suffered much antagonism from his enemies, causing him many hardships, sleepless night, hunger and thirst, heat exhaustion, and hypothermic exposure, together with external hazards and internal pressures from many quarters. Paul wrote his letter when incarcerated in a Roman prison, and knew without a shadow of a doubt, that he was already being poured out as a sacrificial offering to the Lord. From the moment that he encountered the risen, ascended, glorified Lord Jesus, this man, Paul, had became an ardent follower of the Christ. Thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over our lives. Paul knew that he was soon to be removed from this earth under the 'axe' of the executioner, but his letter to Timothy was to become the greatest encouragement to the young pastor - and to us as well, to fight the good fight of faith, to run the race that is set before us, and to honour the Lord in all we say and do, by keeping the faith and enduring to the end. This was Paul's beautiful message of encouragement to Timothy as he wrote his final letter to his precious son in the faith. Let us follow in Paul's footsteps and fight the good fight of faith, so that we may say, with Paul, "I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord Jesus Christ, the righteous Judge of the earth, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.". Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. And struggle. Paul had learned that living a spiritual life and maturing in the Christian faith, did not depend on his own ability, wisdom, intelligence, or efforts, but on the power of the indwelling Spirit of Christ, working in him and living through him. Know that the Lord is God, it is he who made us, and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Or deep loss. He was humbled by the encounter on the road to Damascus, and committed himself to lifelong surrender, under the Lordship of Jesus. All across our nation, today is a day that we set aside in order to do one thing. And we are exhorted to do the same as we watch for Jesus' imminent return for His Church-age saints. 2 Timothy 4:7 Treasury of Scripture Knowing, The Consecration Of Spiritual Energy (part 2). Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us, even through loss and the most difficult of times. Paul had also been in danger from rivers, from robbers, from his fellow Jews, and from pagan Gentiles, which he recognised as spiritual attacks from the enemy of the Lord. We’re so grateful you for your amazing love and care, for your mercy and grace, for always working on our behalf, even behind the scenes when we’re unaware. And usually what goes along with it, is lots of food, family and friends, laughter and fun, times of giving to others in need, maybe some football, or traditions that you’ve recognized through long years. his faithfulness continues through all generations. Verse of the Day John 17:13 "I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them."