We are so very excited for this season of a double portion of new beginnings! This season, reflected in the year 5778, is signified by two sevens, which represent double perfection, and an eight, which symbolizes new beginnings. I believe this year that a key to releasing new beginnings is a fresh anointing of thanksgiving.
“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”—1 Thessalonians 5:18
For many of us, it has been a battle to maintain a spirit and mindset of thankfulness…
It is a challenge to meditate on the good when the news networks and social media are bombarding us with false and negative reports. We have been required to walk in tremendous discipline to simply meditate on that which is good, pure, holy, and of good report.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”—Philippians 4:6
We want to be a part of the solution on social media!
This year, because of YOU, our partners and family, we continue to make improvements to our media outreach. We are using these tools to build an effective faith-based community of Believers standing together with the God of Israel. Our LIVE streamed services, daily PowerPoints with Curt Landry, and social media platforms are in constant stages of upgrade. These, along with our Call Center prayer ministry with Pastor Patty Merritt, have all been growing with powerful and abundant testimonies.
It is our hearts’ desire to be a ministry that can help you in your battle of remaining thankful. One of the best ways to battle a negative mindset is to verbally express your thanks—so we would like you to join us in an exercise of thankfulness this month.
This is how you can participate:
Film a video from your phone sharing what you are thankful for in 5778. Post and tag us on Facebook @curtlandryministries, or Twitter @curtlandrymin.
Email us a short note or video about what you are thankful for, and give us authorization to share at [email protected]
We can’t wait to hear from you and strengthen each other in the faith!
Other powerful tools to battle the oppression and depression that tries to rob us of our thankfulness are to bathe ourselves in praise, worship, preaching, teaching, and to discipline ourselves to walk in a lifestyle of fervent and effective prayer.
Christie and I are personally praying Philippians 1:3-11 over you:
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that
your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”
Another key factor to remaining thankful is to choose to be a cheerful giver… God loves a cheerful giver!
“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will alsoreap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”—2 Corinthians 9:6-7
We are standing in agreement with you that God will bless the work of your hands. We are praying over all the seed that you sow—that it would bring an abundant return. We stand and believe that 5778 will be the year where God’s good pleasure and will for every area of your life will overtake you.
Christie and I want to thank you for your amazing generosity to Curt Landry Ministries in 5777. We feel your love and prayers, and we know that you have our backs.
We decree this blessing over you and your families this year:
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: ‘Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, “This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.’” So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.’”—Numbers 6:22-27
Founders, Curt Landry Ministries
Curt and Christie Landry
Founders, Curt Landry Ministries
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