Giving Thanks For The Promised Land


Most of us in the civilized and developed world live in the promise land. In fact, I believe the "New World" which was soon to become the United States, was in fact given by God to those of us fortunate enough to have lived here all of our lives. But, are we thankful to God for this country? Do we give Him true praise and send Him our genuine thanks, for providing such a magnificent land in which to live, grow, prosper, and raise our families?


In Exodus 3:16-17, God told Moses: "Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’

For years, the people wondered the earth hoping and praying that some day they would actually reach this promised land and be able to take full advantage of what God had promised them. During this time, they carried on as before, sinning, ignoring, and dismissing God's commandments yet still seeking His promised land. They did not thank Him nor appreciate the struggles they went through. Yet even though they were not loving and obedient to God, He would still keep His promise.


40 years later, Joshua was allowed to enter the promised land with His followers. Moses was not allowed to enter, as a result of not listening to and obeying God.


There is no question that this country was and is the promised land that God Himself provided for many of us. Regardless of your beliefs on politics and the government, this country is an absolutely incredible landscape in which to work, thrive, live, and prosper. A magnificent place to travel, raise a family, and to experience all the incredible beauty that surrounds us. The magnificent parks, the beautiful scenery, the incredible lakes and rivers, the majestic animals, sunrises and sunsets. The pristine coast lines, mountains, and prairies - From sea to shining sea - America the TRULY Beautiful!!!

This "New World" would become a promised land to many. If you look back at what God told Moses, which is written in Deuteronomy 6: 10-12, He said; "When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord."


Are we remembering the Lord? Have we forgotten that all that is good, every blessing we have, comes from Him?


There is no question that this country was and is the promised land that God Himself provided for many of us. Regardless of your beliefs on politics and the government, this country is an absolutely incredible landscape in which to work, thrive, live, and prosper. A magnificent place to travel, raise a family, and to experience all the incredible beauty that surrounds us. The magnificent parks, the beautiful scenery, the incredible lakes and rivers, the majestic animals, sunrises and sunsets. The pristine coast lines, mountains, and prairies - From sea to shining sea - America the TRULY Beautiful!!!


When you look all around you and take in all of this beauty, Are you remembering the Lord? Have you forgotten that all that is good, every blessing we have, comes from Him?


Take a moment this week, in fact take a moment every day, to give Him TRUE and MEANINGFUL THANKS. Praise Him and truly show Him you appreciate the incredible gifts He has given you, and all of us.


Give Him Thanks, for Your Promised Land!!!


HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ALL OF US HERE AT 46:10 MINISTIRES!!!



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