Happy Thanksgiving!

Without a doubt, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s not the food. It’s not family. It is not even football. It is the one day our nation sets aside to consider the blessings bestowed upon us by our Heavenly Father. Sure many forget or even ignore this. Some even scoff at the idea. That’s okay. For me it is the very idea and the premise for this day. No matter what – I remember what this day is about and take extra time to reflect upon Godly things.

You might guess and you would be right if you thought I already do this on a regular basis. I do thank God every day and often many times a day for anything I happen to think of. For me, even this is not enough. I cannot be thankful enough or fully acknowledge everything God has blessed me with. There is just too much. Thankfully, I don’t have to:

Psalms 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Topping off my list this year is the epiphany I received earlier this year. You’ve read it here before and will likely read it again and again. “Our very Constitutional Republic is a gift from Almighty God.”. I am not only thankful for that realization but for the very gift itself. It is my birthright – our birthright – and I am very, very thankful for it!

The concept of our God-given rights are well acknowledged and well accepted. Again I take this time today to thank God for those rights.

Lest I forget or miss something our very liberty gifted to us from our Holy God. This very morning I read these words. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve read this passage but it was like I’d seen it for the very first time:

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Huh. To me this is the perfect answer to those who challenge our claim to God-given rights by stating they don’t see the Second Amendment in scripture. This battle we face is not about any one constitutional amendment. The controllers want to exert control. I demand my God-give liberty. They do not have any authority to usurp what God has freely giving me.

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

This is my stand. This is where I draw the line. It is not I whom the controllers defy it is Almighty God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth. It is HE we must all answer to.

May our Holy God Almighty bless you and keep you this day,

Andy Havens