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Thanksgiving isn’t just for November, and praise isn’t just for Sundays

            “The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the Lord with one voice. They raised their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments in praise to the Lord; For He is good; His faithful love endures forever. The temple, the Lord’s temple, was filled with a cloud. And because of the cloud, the priests were not able to continue ministering, for the glory of the Lord filled God’s temple.” 2 Chronicles 5:13-14

            Can you imagine what this looked like? The temple was filled with God’s presence! My heart longs for this type of worship. Something extraordinary happens when believers come together, in His name, and focus our collective attention on His goodness and grace. God enters the place and blesses each one of us with His very presence.

            As we continue moving in this uncertain time, let us use every opportunity we get to praise Him for all His goodness and then remain in a spirit of thanksgiving. Although we cannot all meet like we used to, we can still praise Him right where we are, even if that means we are in front of a TV screen or a Laptop. Jesus promised to never leave us or forsake us. This means He is always with us and since He is always with us why not thank Him for His constant presence and praise Him, now, in this moment?

 He will be there. His spirit will fill us up. We are His temple, where He lives.

 How great is our God?? Let’s take the time to tell Him.

            On social media, I have seen many people post every day during November to share something they are thankful for. Why wait until November?? Why wait until we are all gathered again?? Why not thank Him today for His mercy, grace, and love?

We have so much to be thankful for:

 A God who gives grace to those who do not deserve it.

A God who looks beyond what we see in ourselves to see what He made each of us to become.

A God who is the very definition of love and forgiveness.

No one deserves His grace and mercy, yet He freely pours His Spirit into us.

            What a God! What a Savior!

We do not have to wait until November to list all of the things we are thankful for, and we certainly do not have to wait until we can all be together to praise Him for all of His goodness in our lives.

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Pamela Fair
Pamela Fair
Maya Angelou once said, "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." This statement resonates with me. My past experiences have made me a stronger person eager to use my story to inspire and help others see that regardless of who they are or where they have been, there is always hope and to know the ability to rise above circumstances lies within. Each day, I strive to walk in faith and hope surrounded by my family and friends' love and encouragement. I am blessed to have a life full of experiences, some good, some bad, and my ambition is to use those experiences to enrich those around me. I am a local business owner and church Executive Assistant in Highland, Arkansas. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and student. My passion is to help those in need who are ready and willing to do the necessary work it takes to help themselves. Assisting individuals who have experienced trauma, loss, stress, grief, and various life changes are the drive behind attending Southwestern Assemblies of God University to obtain my associate degree in Human Services. I plan to further my education in this field by getting my bachelor's degree in behavioral health. I hope to use my experiences and knowledge to encourage, strengthen, and facilitate assistance to those who are in need. I am also working alongside my husband in the community as an Automotive Collision Repair Facility owner. It has been a great privilege to assist my husband in pursuing his lifelong dream. We enjoy our work together, and it is an exciting experience for me to learn his field of expertise and engage with so many phenomenal people in our area. I am a fun-loving individual who thrives on living life and pursuing dreams! I am an avid chess player, a lover of all things feline, and a big fan of essential oils! At the age of 50, I decided to return to school to earn my GED. Since then, I have become a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a Notary Public. I have completed credentials for ministry, became a certified grant writer, trained in hospital chaplaincy, and certified in Christ-Centered leadership. Additionally, I am a member of the North American Christian Social Workers Association (NACSW), where I have been trained in "The Role of Christian Faith and Spirituality in the Grieving Process" and "Suicide Prevention for Christians in Social Work." I am an active member of the Spring River Chamber of Commerce and the Spring River Car Club. My faith is a huge part of my desire and passion for helping others. I strive to always be, as Christ, a light in this world and in the lives of others. In John 8:12, Jesus says, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." I endeavor to help others see the light in the darkness.About Beautiful Feet:Romans 10:15 (NIV) And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" "For every circumstance and season of life, God has promises that offer direction, peace, perspective and wisdom. "Bible Promises for You" is a collection of promises taken from the New International Version of the Bible and is categorized by topic for easy reference." God led Jimmy and Pam Fair, in 2015, to partner with Highland Assembly of God, to GIVE Bible Promise Books, Devotionals, and Bibles to anyone who needs direction, peace, perspective, and wisdom. Contact Highland Assembly or Pam Fair for more information. 870-856-3886
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