There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven (Eccl. 3:1). Another Thanksgiving spent with my husband's family. I did not want to go, again.
- November 10, 2012 |
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you (1 Thess. 5:18). Though life may get hard--and it does--it all falls under God's sovereign will. And so we give thanks.
- November 09, 2012 |
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, 2012 |
Enter [the Lord's] gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name (Ps. 100:4). Worship is always about entering: into grace, with thanksgiving, to share with others.
- November 07, 2012 |
...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, 2012 |
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (Ps. 118:1). It should be a way of life for every Christian.
- November 05, 2012 |
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.
He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me (Ps. 50:23). One thing is crystal clear from the Exodus account: God is not pleased with grumbling, ungrateful hearts.
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal (Phil. 3:13-14). It was a magazine editor, Sarah Josepha Hale, whose work led to the celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday we observe today.
Make a glad sound to the Lord, all the earth (Ps. 100:1). There are many directives in the hundredth Psalm that can help us live our Thanksgiving.