“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work”
(2 Corinthians 9:8).
Thanksgiving is coming soon, a time to remember our blessings. As we live in a fallen world, that’s hard to do sometimes! Nationally we’re fighting fires, mourning over lost lives from senseless shootings, and living through a nation severely politically divided.
Personally, you may be facing broken relationships, serious illnesses, difficult working conditions, and financial pressures – to name only a few stresses.
Yet, take heart! Blessings abound!
Check out Matthew 5 and be thankful in the beatitudes. God blesses those who are:
Poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
In mourning, for they’ll be comforted
Meek, for they’ll inherit the earth
Hungering for righteousness, for they’ll be filled
Merciful, for they’ll be shown mercy
Pure in heart, for they’ll see God
Peacemakers, for they’ll be called children of God
Persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Each beatitude tells us how we are blessed by God, which means more than being happy through any pleasure this world may offer. Being blessed by God means to experience hope and joy, independent of our circumstances. It assures us of the abundant rewards of those who are in God’s Kingdom! That’s us, and don’t we want others to join us in these rewards? That’s what the Palau ministry does!!! It does NOT mean less for us; in God’s economy it means more, with blessings overflowing for all who receive Him!
I love the story of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:21 when he sent out the choir of praise before sending out the army. We can go forward as the choir of praise as we send Jesus our prayers on behalf and before the LPA army . . . Luis, Andrew, and the entire team! Give thanks and pray for the many blessings and opportunities the Lord has given you individually as well corporately for the Palau ministry. Join us by opening the below reports and pray for LPA as they proclaim the Gospel and its eternal rewards.
In Praise and Thanksgiving,
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever”
PRAYER & PRAISE
Praise God Luis’ recent scan shows he’s stable and able to continue preaching!
Pray for continued and complete healing from his lung cancer.
Praise for the NGA Outreach in the Dominican Republic this past weekend.
Pray for Andrew at the Jose C Paz, Argentina Festival tonight and tomorrow, November 16-17.
Three TBN Specials on Luis Palau’s life and CityFest West Michigan on November 23, 26 and 27. Be sure and tune in for “Palau Week.”
God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau movie to be released in early 2019.
Please open and pray for the people and events represented:
Africa | Preparations including Evangelism training for Love Cote D’Ivoire, Feb 2019 | Report
Asia | NGA Outreach in Pakistan this month! | Report
North America | Grand Rapids Celebration this past weekend! | Report
Europe | Plans for a festival in Madrid June 2019 | Report
Central & South America | Argentina Festival with Andrew this weekend! | Report
Caribbean | Praise in the Dominican Republic | Report
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Thank you for joining us in prayer! YOU are a blessing! May you experience God’s richest blessings, abundantly and overflowing this Thanksgiving season and always!
”I thank my God every time I remember you” (Philippians 1:3).