Just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving (Col. 2:7). I shared with the kids several things I was thankful for. But it wasn't until the next day that I realized the inadequacy of my list.
- November 10, 2013 |
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal (Ps. 119:160). The song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music always felt out of place to me during the holidays. Until recently.
- November 09, 2013 |
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms (Ps 95:2). Have you ever given a gift to someone who didn't seem the least bit thankful or grateful?
- November 08, 2013 |
I thank my God every time I remember you (Phil. 1:3). Despite what I've preached, I have missed a crucial element in the process of being a thankful follower of Jesus in my own life...
- November 07, 2013 |
...with thankfulness in your hearts to God (Col. 3:16). I'm much faster at coming up with a list of things I want for Christmas than a list of things I'm grateful for.
- November 06, 2013 |
In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thess. 5:18). Thanksgiving honors God, and when you and I honor God, He honors us.
- November 05, 2013 |
Always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father (Eph. 5:20). Upon receiving a present, we ordinarily thank the giver. This should be true of divine gifts as well.
- October 24, 2013 |
He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors me (Psalm 50:23). Sometimes thanksgiving is a sacrifice. Sometimes we must thank God through clenched teeth and chocked back tears.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving (Ps. 28:7). David understood that thanksgiving reflects a humble heart and is rooted in humble gratitude.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise (Psalm 100: 4). No matter how bad things may be for you right now, discover the therapy of thanksgiving.