Terry Mai
Water of Life Ministries

Giving Thanks

Recently, the Lord was ministering to me about giving thanks, and I shared in Frisco that night from several scriptures but particularly 1 Thessolonians 5:16-18:

16Rejoice evermore.

17Pray without ceasing.

18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I always appreciate that the Lord will encourage and inform you of what you need before you need it.  I remember sharing that it is real easy to give thanks when every thing is going well.  However, it is more difficult to give thanks in the midst of adversity and tribulation.  I didn't know at the time that I was going to put the word God was speaking to work so soon!  I awakened about six the next morning with a familiar pain, and knew that I needed to overcome rapidly.  I was reminded about what the Lord had been saying to me the previous day.  I began humbling  myself to make sure there was not something that had opened up the devil to attack me like this.  I proceeded with my normal activities in the morning, because I knew better than to sit or lay down and let this spirit take me over.  I took Rachel to school and returned home to get ready for work.  I was praying, and I walked by Kathy and she said, "Are you alright?" I told her what was going on and that I had been resisting the devil.   We began to join our faith, resisting the devil, binding the power and authority of the Jezebel, and blessing people.  Within a matter of minutes I had pushed off that spirit.  I got up, went to work, and have been continuing to give God thanks ever since.  Praise The Lord!

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