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  • Writer's pictureLarry Neville

“Happy Thanksgiving” from Larry & Janet Neville

The American Thanksgiving Holiday was birthed in 1621 when the Pilgrims celebrated for three days after their first harvest in the New World.

Have you ever thought about how small that group was in 1621? There were 53 Pilgrims and 90 First Americans. Here we are in 2018, over three hundred years later, and millions of people are getting celebrating Thanksgiving. That shows me that God’s plan was so much more far-reaching than they could ever have imagined and it is the tiny “seed” that eventually produces the great harvest.

God’s plan for your life is much more far-reaching than you can “ask or think.”

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20).

The church was birthed with 120 people in the Upper Room. The Azusa Street revival was a few people in Los Angeles. The Praise Chapel movement began with one church in Maywood. Please don’t underestimate what God is doing through your life.

Thousands of people are walking over 2000 miles from Central America to the border of the United States to claim asylum. 

Can you imagine the passion in these people to experience the life that we so often take for granted or even complain about? Millions of people around the world would give anything to live in America and to have the freedom and opportunity that we enjoy.

I have coffee once in a while with a friend who is blind. His wife drops him off at Starbucks then I will take him home. Even-though he is blind they still travel all over the world preaching and I have never heard him complain about being blind. Every time I get with him, there is this thankfulness that swells up within me that I can see. I realize how easy it can be to neglect to thank God for something as common as eyesight. Yet, how many blessings, gifts, acts of grace and mercy does God pour out upon my life every day? God always does, exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think.

As you spend today with your family and loved ones, We pray that God will do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think. I pray that your time around the dinner table will always be blessed.

Janet and I want to say  “Thank You” especially this Thanksgiving Day.

Larry & Janet Neville 

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