Sunday, November 1, 2020
David Wilkerson wrote this a long time ago and I want to share it with you at the beginning of this Thanksgiving month. I had a time of great personal heaviness and these problems were piling up, so I blurted out to my wife, “I’ve about had it, I’m at the end of my rope, and I just want to disappear.”
Suddenly, the Holy Spirit fell on me, and I felt ashamed. He whispered to my heart, “just begin to thank me right now, David. Bring to me a sacrifice of thanksgiving for all the things I’ve done for you in the past for what I’m going to do in the future. Thank me for your family, your health, your ministry, and everything will look different. You’ll have peace in the battle, and I will bless your soul with assurance.”
Those words settled my spirit, but I wondered what the Lord meant by “a sacrifice of thanksgiving.” Searching the Word, I was amazed at all the references I found. “I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord” (Psalm 116:17). And, of course, the most familiar Bible passage on Thanksgiving: “enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name” (Psalm 100:4).
When you have no place to turn, turn to thanksgiving. Thank the Lord for His forgiveness, His blessings, all He has done and is going to do. In everything, give thanks. I hope this has blessed you as much as it did me.
You are Loved, Pastor Don