Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day. Psalm 71:8

Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws. Psalm 119:164

At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. Psalm 119: 62

Instead of being like that leper who never returns to the Healer, let's join those around the throne of God and worship Him for the beauty of His Holiness and enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise.

And, the next time you run across folks who have something to complain about, whether it is their spouses or their children or their lot in life, or know some miserable creatures looking for pity (and they may even be at your own Thanksgiving table), remind them of the beauty of the Lord - maybe even print off all of these Scriptures and more (there are tons) and have each person read one or two and pick out the reasons in each that show why we can offer true thanks. Maybe even read that parable of the ten lepers!

I am encouraged to turn around and head straight back to Jesus and fall before Him in thanksgiving, bringing my children with me.

Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Editor of the Schoolhouse Support eNewsletter, wife to Richard and mom to seven gifts from heaven. She loves digging for buried treasure in the Word, homeschooling, and of course, dark chocolate! Email senioreditor@TheHomeschoolMagazine.com, Blog: www.HomeschoolBlogger.com/devdoordeborah

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