Charlyne Cares

Are you standing for the restoration of your marriage? A daily devotional that will offer encouragement from God’s Word as you stand for the restoration of your marriage.

Happy Thanksgiving!

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7

Our family and staff wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Will you join me in praising the Lord for all that we have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving? Will you choose to make this a special day for you and your loved ones and be grateful despite your circumstances?

Do your children or grandchildren know why we celebrate Thanksgiving? I remember Thanksgiving being special for Lori’s children at school when each of her four children experienced a Thanksgiving feast in 2nd grade. Their teachers had taught about the Pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving. The children dressed up as pilgrims or Indians, and the parents brought in a special Thanksgiving meal.

The Pilgrims had lost almost half of their population their first year in Plymouth Rock. An Indian Tribe taught the colonists about fishing, planting, and hunting for their survival for the next winter. The next fall, the Pilgrims reaped a bountiful harvest, and they had a three-day feast to celebrate and thank God for supplying their needs.

We need to remember to thank the Lord for all that we have this Thanksgiving.

O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalm 30:12

We are rejoicing at the many answers to prayer we have seen recently. There are many couples who are back together and are working through the process of marriage restoration. To God be the glory!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13

Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 2 Thessalonians 5:16-18

If you are alone today, ask the Lord how you can bless someone else. If you haven’t made plans to join anyone for a meal, spend today making calls or texts to loved ones you may have lost contact with. Let them know you are thinking about them.

It isn’t too late to invite someone over to join your family for a meal. You can be a blessing today.

My friends Fabian and Luz had their marriage restored the day after Thanksgiving. I always think of them at this time of year. Have you heard their testimony yet? They have shared their story to encourage you to keep fighting for your family. This family will never forget their dad coming home after many years. We have been blessed for a couple to be so transparent in sharing their circumstances with others. They do not want anyone to give up on their prodigal spouses.

“For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37

My prayer is that today and throughout this Thanksgiving weekend, our Lord will speak to many prodigals to pick up the telephone and call their husband, wife, or children. May each of us pray for the restoration of marriages around the world and the salvation of many extended loved ones and friends.

I pray this is a Thanksgiving where angels are rejoicing in Heaven for men and women who are repenting and surrendering their hearts and lives to the Lord and returning to their waiting spouses. Happy Thanksgiving!

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” Luke 15:7

God bless,


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