Happy Thanksgiving for those in the U.S.! It is an annual holiday tradition to give thanks to God and also to eat a lot of food and many go shopping afterwards.
We have so much to be thankful for—even in the midst of turmoil that is happening all over the world. We are grateful that God is still in charge and has an amazing plan in store for us.
The Lord spoke to me, “Would you consider fasting on Thanksgiving?”
“What? Are you sure Lord?”
Then He said, “Please consider fasting from grumbling and negative talk this Thanksgiving and see what happens.”
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, Philippians 2:14 NIV
Many people gather with family members during the holidays and it can sometimes be stressful because we don’t always agree with one another.
God challenged me several years ago to live a positive lifestyle, without grumbling and complaining. The result was astounding as the heavens opened up around me like never before. I am able to hear God more clearly, blessings flow and I get along with people. Grace and favor abound instead of disagreements and arguments!
There is a powerful biblical and spiritual principle found in Galatians 6:7: What you sow is what you reap.
This applies to our lives, both positive and negative. If we are sowing disagreeing, complaining and arguing, then we are going to reap a bad day. If we begin to sow compliments, love and agreement, we will then experience the very nature of God’s love for people.
We can change the spiritual atmosphere by doing this, even in the most negative places. It is not easy and it is often very humbling. I am not saying we cannot have an opinion, but sometimes we have to step back and bless those who curse us and pray for those who mistreat us (Luke 6:28).
I want to challenge you to fast on Thanksgiving and during the holidays … from negative thoughts and talk. In their place, bring to the table a feast of blessing, love and kindness.
Looking forward to hearing your Thanksgiving fasting story! May God bless you richly during the holidays ahead.
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Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerful, positively funny teaching style and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.