Give thanks

We do pray everyday
For God’s blessings;
Many of these prayers
Are granted;
But what do we do?
We move on,
Zero gratitude to God;
Hence, is he to work,
And we to enjoy
Without appreciation?
It should not be so;
We have to learn
To give thanks to God
And anyone who is kind
To us in any way.
Give thanks many times.

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Goodbye 2019

Last night I told my mom. when she said she was grateful 2019 was almost over, there were good things which happened in 2019.

Be grateful for the good things in 2019 and leave behind the rest.

I say again: BE GRATEFUL FOR THE GOOD THINGS IN 2019 AND LEAVE THE REST BEHIND.

Going further, be grateful for the lessons learned from the bad things that happened in 2019.

Overall, move in 2020 with a grateful heart. Forgive the events, people, and perhaps most importantly, yourself. Gratitude for the what was and gratitude for what will be. This is the best way to progress into the next decade.

I end with my favorite Scripture. Philippians 4:4-9:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

20 things to thank God daily for

You have many reason to thank God. Here are twenty of them:

  1. Thank God for your life
  2. .Thank God that you have seen this day.
  3. Thank God for your family.
  4. Thank God for those who are close to you.;
  5. Thank God for your friends.
  6. Thank God that you are so blessed;
  7. That Godll that he has offered you many blessings.
  8. Thank God that your health is whatg uit is. It could have been worse.
  9. Thank God for the challenges you have which make you strong.
  10. Thank God for your neighbours. Whether good or bad, they are there for a purpose.
  11. Thank God for the free air you breathe.
  12. Thank God for your opportunities.
  13. Thank God for your wisdom.
  14. Thank God for your financial prowess.
  15. Thank God for your leaders. They could have been worse.
  16. Thank God for he is so pure.
  17. Thank God making you know him.
  18. Thank God for His grace in your life.
  19. Thank God for giving to you a heart to love.
  20. Thank God for making you who you are.

Is there any other reason for you to thank God?

We will always fall short

Don’t fall short
In thanking God;
Or in prayer;
We ought to pray
As we breathe;
And thank God
All day long;
Every blessed time
We take in air,
Or send out air,
We ought to say a word
To Almighty God.
It’s simple to understand;
Every single second
We have in this world,
Is a gift;
Freely offered to us
From heaven above;
By no other than Him;
We do not earn it;
If he doesn’t want it,
We do not have it;
Not even a split second;
He is such a loving
And generous God;
He gives
Without being asked,
We can never
Thank Him enough;
We will always fall
Far short.
Even if we spent a full day
Chanting words of thanks!

Peasants of the Fields: The Pentecost

Have you ever noticed the corners of grain or vegetable fields after the farmer plows them? Look closely the next time you pass one and see they are left uncut. It’s strange, but this tradition started in biblical days, and it dates back to the Jewish Feast of Weeks, which begins exactly fifty days after Passover. Today, June 9th marks the 2019 celebration better known as the Pentecost. Yes, I know what you are thinking – Pentecost(al) is a sect of religion who speak in tongues and follow the Holiness Movement. However, Pentecost Sunday commemorates the receiving of the Holy Spirit by early Christians which is steeped deep in Jewish roots. This tribute inspired the beginning of the “church” as we know it today.

In scriptural times, the Jews were commanded to offer the Lord new grain in the form of two wave loaves made with the finest flour and baked with leaven. The Jew, Gentile, and other nationalities came together, speaking different languages. (Thus the origin of speaking in tongues in the Pentecostal church today). Peasants of the fields harvested their grain for an offering but under one stipulation. The Lord required them to leave all four corners of the field untouched, so the poor and strangers had crops to eat too.

The Jewish religion sees the Feast of Weeks as a symbol of the coming Messiah and His ministry. The celebration denotes the Lord gathering both Jews and Gentiles and making them one in Him.

Ephesians 2:14-15

4For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,

In Christian churches, Pentecost Sunday is an observance of the gift of the Holy Spirit. He lives and breathes in each one of us, just as He breathed on the disciples when they were filled with fear upon witnessing Jesus’ resurrection.

John 20:21-23

21Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Waiting on Christ’s return, today, we congregate and construct our churches for praise and worship. Inside its four walls, regardless of the religion, we are baptized by one Spirit, into one body. The Lord resides in each of us. It was Peter who prophesied all men must unite in one church under heaven. Let us open our minds and understand, it was God’s request the world is to be but one religion. Let each of us pray that one day we will fulfill His wishes.

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All The World’s A Stage

All The World’s A Stage

By William Shakespeare

All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,

Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.

And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel

And shining morning face, creeping like snail

Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,

Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad

Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,

Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,

Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,

Seeking the bubble reputation

Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,

In fair round belly with good capon lined,

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,

Full of wise saws and modern instances;

And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts

Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon,

With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,

His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide

For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,

Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,

That ends this strange eventful history,

Is second childishness and mere oblivion,

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

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Changes

Don’t scare of change.

Life is all about change.

You’ll change.

Everybody will change.

Everything will change.

Look around you, you’ll always find changes.

You can’t stop the medium of change.

Nobody can stop it either.

Change is the universal law.

This is the truth of life.

Source: POSITIVE THOUGHTS OF SELF-MOTIVATION! Only you can motivate yourself… Only you can bring positive changes in your life…. Birister Sharma

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Failure

Failure is important in your life.

Without relishing the bitter taste of your failure, You’ll never get the sweet taste of your success.

Failure doesn’t break you down, But failure makes you stronger and solid.

Don’t scare of your failure. Make your failure as the stepping stone of your great success.

Discover the new ways of your grand success and glory on the path of your greatest failures.

Source: POSITIVE THOUGHTS OF SELF-MOTIVATION! Only you can motivate yourself… Only you can bring positive changes in your life…. Birister Sharma

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Our Year in Review

What a wonderful and exciting year we had in 2018! God blessed us with so many things, it is hard to name them all. Let me begin with our blog… danabicksauthor.com.

This year, we jumped to an astounding 20.6 million followers in 29+ countries around the world. It even crashed our personal website twice! My wife and I have met so many terrific people through the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Renowned famous names are now taking a ride with us and communicating regularly. It proves my point everyone is looking for something to fill a small hole within themselves. In April and September, once again, Feedspot named our blog a “Top 30 Inspirational Blog in the World”; and Instagram also called it a Top 20 Inspirational Blog.

In 2019, our blog will be redesigned again and running from its own server. We will also begin a Weekly Newsletter to be emailed to all those who sign up for our latest news and blogs. You can find the email sign up box at the bottom of the blog and on the Facebook page – Dana Bicks, Author.

It was a rough start for my first book, There In God’s Grace. From March through July, it went through the hands of three very large publishers whose only agenda was to change sentences and words to make it more “politically” correct. These narratives are my miracles and struggles, and to alter it would have been a terrible injustice. So, after praying for answers, my wife and I decided to self-publish and incorporate our own publishing company, Bicks Books, LLC.

We finally released There In God’s Grace to the public on September 27, 2018, with wonderful reviews! It can be found everywhere in the world, in every bookstore, and online. Thank you to all our vendors who made it possible. This includes Integrative Ink, Ingram Press, and Amazon who has it rated a five-star book with a ranking in the top 20% of all their book sales. It is a bestseller on Kobo which is an international site for ebooks. Thank you most of all to our readers and followers who placed it at the top. Without your support, none of this would be possible!

For the new year, 2019, Anne and I are revising my thirteen children’s book series, “Dr. Peacock and Friends.” New story lines based on Christian morals and values will be the theme to inspire and entertain kids of all ages. We expect releasing them at the end of 2019 along with backpacks, coloring books, cups, and other items.

Yes, this has been a fantastic year for danabicksauthor.com. We sincerely hope you will continue to follow us and share God’s messages with everyone. Stay tuned for our changes coming soon and feel free to send your thoughts!

Happy New Year and may God bless your many days ahead!