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Happiest of Thanksgivings to You All!

We have so very, very much to be thankful for this day.

Indeed, every day!

And sitting here this Thanksgiving morning on my front porch in my rocking chair, I found my praises and my prayers drifting towards you folks - SearchLight family...

What a huge privilege it is to be allowed into your lives via SearchLight to walk with you, alongside of you, as together in the Spirit we travel through the pages of The Scriptures day by day.

I appreciate you all, much more than words can say.

Praising Him,


Daily Devotional
November 27
The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
Obadiah 3-4
The Edomites lived in an area southeast of Israel, an area in present-day Jordan - a rocky, rugged area. They became a powerful, prolific people and developed three cities: Bozrah, Teman - which was known as a center of knowledge and wisdom in the ancient world - and their capital city of Petra. Petra was thought to be the safest place in the world; it was hidden in a volcano’s crater and had only one way in, that being a narrow mountain pass, which was only twelve-feet wide in many places. Historians tell us it would take only twenty men to defend the city of one million because the Edomites would stand on the cliffs surrounding the city, that ranged in height from two hundred to one thousand feet, and pelt any intruders with boulders.

As a result, the Edomites were extremely proud and arrogant. So the Lord sent His humble servant, Obadiah, to address them.

Just like the Edomites, we will go down if there is pride in our hearts because we will become independent from God and insensitive to others.

What’s the solution? Confession of sin. I find that daily, constantly, and specifically confessing my sin to God keeps me in a place of constant humility. “Lord, I wasn’t listening to that person. I overreacted to that situation. I ignored that need.” You will not walk around with a puffed up head or puffed out chest if you are constantly confessing your sin. That’s why God desires it.

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. James 5:16 (a)

We are to humble ourselves in the sight of God, but we are also to confess our faults to one another. There is nothing more humbling than confessing our faults to a close brother or sister. Everyone has problems, struggles, and difficulties. We’re all in this together.
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.  If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store