Monday, November 26, 2018

Say Thank You

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced… Psalm 105:1-5
Say Thank YouWho are you thankful for today? Gratitude must be expressed TO someone. It’s not enough to just feelthankful. We must express our thanks to someone, being grateful for what they have done. That is why we call it "Thanksgiving." We givethanks. We don’t just feelthankful. We need to tell people what they have done that has benefited and blessed us.  
When was the last time you thanked a friend for their friendship? How long has it been since you thanked your spouse for their commitment to your marriage? Have you ever thanked your employer for giving you a job that puts food on your table and a roof over your head? How about thanking your parents for all the sacrifices they have made to make you successful?  
God Deserves Our Thanks For Many Things With Which We Are Blessed God has given us so many blessings that we take for granted and don’t really think about.  We should thank God for the air we breathe, the rain that waters the soil, and the abundant variety of foods that grace our tables.  We often forget to thank God for a healthy body, a sound mind, eyes that see, and ears to hear.  And we should definitely thank Almighty God for an inspired, preserved Word of Truth upon which we can build our lives, and the precious gift of salvation. 
The psalmist calls his people to "remember" the wonders of God. (Verse 5) He knew how prone we are to forget. He knew how easy it is for us to focus on our trials, to be weighted down with care, to overlook the many, simple blessings we enjoy in life.
God keeps His promises to us and He does what He says He will do.  His promises are like a door prize.  If you claim it, it is yours but if you don’t claim it, it is no good to you.  You have to believe and claim the promises of God and then be grateful to Him for His everlasting mercy, love, and faithfulness.
The psalmist also tells us to "give" thanks, to "make known"what God has done.  We are to "talk"of all His wondrous works. If you are grateful, tell it, sing it, shout it, but don’t bottle it up inside of you.  Don’t take it for granted that people will know you are grateful, or what you are thankful for.  Tell the people you love how thankful you are for them not just on Thanksgiving, but every day.  Tell your Heavenly Father how thankful you are for all He has given you, and the sacrifices He has made because He loves you.  Every day live thankful. 

Scripture to Claim:Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:28-29

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