Archive for November 24th, 2016



LORD, as I sit down to a Thanksgiving table once again, I want to thank you for your goodness to me.

              Thank you for meeting my needs every day—for food and shelter and clothing.  And for the many extras You provide that I so often take for granted.

              Thank You for family and friends who make my life complete.  Thank You for that even when we are miles apart, we are bound by the cords of Your love..

              And I thank You that I live in a country where I am free to worship You and to read Your Word.

              Most of all, I thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, who is the “light of the world.”  When I turned to Him, He flooded the darkness of my soul with the light of Your love.

              Thank You that He not only died for my sins, but that He is alive today at Your side—hearing my prayers and preparing a home for me in Heaven.

              Thank You that He came into this world and took up residence in my life as Savior, Lord, and God.

              Thank You for all You have given me as a Christian: the Holy Spirit who is Your presence in my life, the Bible that is a light to my pathway, Christian friends who encourage and help me.

              Thank You that I can face tomorrow with hope because Jesus is living for me.

              O, Lord, how truly rich I am!  Thank You for all You mean to me.

              “Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.  For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.”  Psalm 100:4,5.



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Multumesc Isuse, că m-ai regăsit
Când umblăm prin lume, orb și rătăcit
Că mi-ai dat vedere, și mi-ai dat lumină
Și ai șters cu sânge, a mea neagră vină…

Multumesc Isuse, că m-ai mântuit
Și cu drag iubirea, Tu mi-ai dăruit.
C-ai crezut în mine, când eu nu credeam…
Și mi-ai dat speranță, când eu nu puteam

Multumesc Isuse, căci Tu m-ai iubit
Când eram în groapă, slab și chinuit
Și râdeau de mine, și râdeam și eu
Când ziceau cu toții :”nu e Dumnezeu…!”

M-ai iubit Isuse, și m-ai înviat
Când zăceam în baltă, mort și în păcat
M-ai atins pe suflet și m-ai mângâiat
Și inima moartă, iar mi-a palpitat…

David Avasilcai

23 noiembrie, 2016

Brugnera, Italy


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What should be the focus of Christians on Thanksgiving?

The original thanksgiving celebration was held by the Pilgrim settlers in Massachusetts during their second winter in America in December, 1621. The first winter had killed 44 of the original 102 colonists. At one point their daily food ration was down to five kernels of corn apiece, but then an unexpected trading vessel arrived, swapping them beaver pelts for corn, providing for their severe need. The next summer’s crop brought hope, and Governor William Bradford decreed that December 13, 1621, be set aside as a day of feasting and prayer to show the gratitude of the colonists that they were still alive.
These Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom and opportunity in America, gave thanks to God for His provision for them in helping them find 20 acres of cleared land, for the fact that there were no hostile Indians in that area, for their newfound religious freedom, and for God’s provision of an interpreter to the Indians in Squanto. Along with the feasting and games involving the colonists and more than 80 friendly Indians (who added to the feast by bringing wild turkeys and venison), prayers, sermons, and songs of praise were important in the celebration. Three days were spent in feasting and prayer.
From that time forward, Thanksgiving has been celebrated as a day to give thanks to God for His gracious and sufficient provision. President Abraham Lincoln officially set aside the last Thursday of November, in 1863, “as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father.” In 1941, Congress ruled that after 1941, the fourth Thursday of November be observed as Thanksgiving Day and be a legal holiday.
Scripturally, we find things related to the issue of thanksgiving nearly from cover to cover. Individuals offered up sacrifices out of gratitude in the book of Genesis. The Israelites sang a song of thanksgiving as they were delivered from Pharaoh’s army after the crossing of the Red Sea (Exodus 15). Later, the Mosaic Law set aside three times each year when the Israelites were to gather together. All three of these times [Unleavened Bread (also called the Feast of the Passover) (Exodus 12:15-20), Harvest or Pentecost (Leviticus 23:15-21), and the Feast of Ingathering or Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:33-36)] involved remembering God’s provision and grace. Harvest and Tabernacles took place specifically in relation to God’s provision in the harvest of various fruit trees and crops. The book of Psalms is packed full of songs of thanksgiving, both for God’s grace to the Israelite people as a whole through His mighty deeds, as well as for His individual graces to each of us.
In the New Testament, there are repeated admonitions to give thanks to God. Thanksgiving is to always be a part of our prayers. Some of the most remembered passages on the giving of thanks are the following:
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men” (1 Timothy 2:1).
Of all of God’s gifts, the greatest one He has given is the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. On the cross of Calvary, Jesus paid our sin debt, so a holy and just Judge could forgive us our sins and give us eternal life as a free gift. This gift is available to those who will call on Christ to save them from their sin in simple but sincere faith (John 3:16; Romans 3:19-26; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8-10). For this gift of His Son, the gift which meets our greatest need, the Apostle Paul says, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
We, like the Pilgrims, have a choice. In life there will always be those things that we can complain about (the Pilgrims had lost many loved ones), but there will also be much to be thankful for. As our society becomes increasingly secular, the actual “giving of thanks to God” during our annual Thanksgiving holiday is being overlooked, leaving only the feasting. May God grant that He may find us grateful every day for all of His gifts, spiritual and material. God is good, and every good gift comes from Him (James 1:17). For those who know Christ, God also works everything together for good, even events we would not necessarily consider good (Romans 8:28-30). May He find us to be His grateful children.
May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob continue to bless you and yours – may His Grace and Love forever cause you to Rejoice and give thanks to Him who provides so much.
Yours in Christ;

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As Thanksgiving rolls around once again, I think of what a legitimate holiday this is. Can anyone argue with its relevance, especially for a Christian? It remains a time of sharing of our bounty that comes from Him, “who gives us all things richly to enjoy”. We usually share it with family, which is a great blessing. Family is the basic element in the structure of the church and is what God had in mind, when He created man, male and female. Let’s settle onto that God-given foundation again this year and rejoice in it; let us be determined, as far as we and our house are concerned, this will be our position… because “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Ps.11:3

Dave Zosel shared this Thanksgiving note, featuring a little poem by the child Fanny Crosby. It expresses our wishes, as well:
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Hope you have an attitude of gratitude today! It is expressed best in poem by Fannie Crosby when she was a little girl. She was blinded at the age of 6 months. 
” Oh what a happy girl am I, Although I can not see. 
I have determined in this world contented I will be. 
How many blessings I receive that other people don’t. 
To weep and sigh because I’m blind, I cannot and I won’t.”


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Don Moen: Cântări de Mulțumire de Ziua Recunoștinței – Don Moen: Songs of Thanksgiving ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆


24 Noiembrie este Thanksgiving Day – Ziua Recunostintei se sarbatoreste in Noiembrie, Joia, intre a 22-a – a 28-a zi a lunii.

De ce sărbătorim Ziua Recunoștinței

Ziua Recunoștinței (engleză: Thanksgiving Day) este o sărbătoare anuală de o zi, în care se mulțumește(tradițional lui Dumnezeu) pentru bogăția recoltei din acel an. Ea se sărbătorește în cea mai mare parte a Americii de Nord (Statele Unite și Canada). Este o sărbătoare a familiei. În Statele Unite majoritatea afacerilor (în afară de magazine) sunt închise joi,  în săptămâna cu Thanksgiving pentru a permite angajaților să se reunească, cu familia.

În Regatul Unit, Thanksgiving este o altă denumire pentru Ziua Recoltei, și se sărbătorește în biserici și în sate într-o duminică după strângerea recoltei în acea localitate, fără a fi o sărbătoare deosebit de importantă.

Această sărbătoare a fost preluată de primii coloniști sosiți în Lumea Nouă, unde a fost sărbătorită pentru prima dată în anul 1621, ca semn de recunoștință față de recolta miraculoasă obținută în condiții climaterice dure. În decembrie 1941, Congresul SUA a adoptat o rezoluție prin care a 4-a zi de joi din noiembrie devine oficial sărbătoare națională a SUA.

În Statele Unite se organizează parade de Ziua Recunoștinței, cu ocazia cărora defilează de obicei fanfare școlare și se prezintă diferite care alegorice. Mâncărurile tradiționale de Ziua Recunoștinței sunt curcan umplut (fript, afumat sau la cuptor), jambon, cartofi piure, cartofi dulci, porumb, și plăcinta de dovleac.

Sursa – http://ro.wikipedia.org

  • Psalmi 95:2 Să mergem înaintea Lui cu laude, să facem să răsune cântece în cinstea Lui! 3 Căci Domnul este un Dumnezeu mare, este un împărat mare mai presus de toţi dumnezeii.
  • Lăudaţi pe Domnul, căci este bun, căci îndurarea Lui ţine în veac!1 Cronici 16:34
  • Eu voi lăuda pe Domnul pentru dreptatea Lui şi voi cânta Numele Domnului, Numele Celui Preaînalt.Psalmii 7:17
  • Domnul este tăria mea şi scutul meu; în El mi se încrede inima, şi sunt ajutat. De aceea îmi este plină de veselie inima şi-L laud prin cântările mele.Psalmii 28:7
  • Intraţi cu laude pe porţile Lui, intraţi cu cântări în curţile Lui! Lăudaţi-L şi binecuvântaţi-I Numele.Psalmii 100:4
  • Lăudaţi pe Domnul! Lăudaţi pe Domnul, căci este bun, căci îndurarea Lui ţine în veci!Psalmii 106:1
  • şi veţi zice în ziua aceea: „Lăudaţi pe Domnul, chemaţi Numele Lui, vestiţi lucrările Lui printre popoare, pomeniţi mărimea Numelui Lui!Isaia 12:4
  • strigătele de bucurie şi strigătele de veselie, cântecele mirelui şi cântecele miresei, glasul celor ce zic: „Lăudaţi pe Domnul oştirilor, căci Domnul este bun, căci în veac ţine îndurarea Lui!”, glasul celor ce aduc jertfe de mulţumire în Casa Domnului. Căci voi aduce înapoi pe prinşii de război ai ţării şi îi voi aşeza iarăşi ca odinioară, zice Domnul.” – Ieremia 33:11
  • Şi orice faceţi, cu cuvântul sau cu fapta, să faceţi totul în Numele Domnului Isus şi mulţumiţi, prin El, lui Dumnezeu Tatăl. Coloseni 3:17
  • Mulţumiţi lui Dumnezeu pentru toate lucrurile; căci aceasta este voia lui Dumnezeu, în Hristos Isus, cu privire la voi. 1 Tesaloniceni 5:18

Don Moen: 2 1/2 ore de cantari spre slava lui Dumnezeu!!!

Thanksgiving medley – Don Moen (14 min)

The Best of Don Moen:

With a Thankful Heart (2004) Full album

VIDEO by Jeshurun

Don Moen – I Will Sing Live –
Concert Video – Don Moen 73 min

VIDEO by kippik61

Reblogged from https://rodiagnusdei.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/songs-of-thanksgiving-don-moen/



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