All too often, our words and actions promote selfish desires rather than honor the name of Jesus. How could thanking God throughout the day become a reminder of whom we serve?
Is it possible to have a heart ruled by peace without being thankful?
Life can be overwhelming at times. We may feel the need to throw our hands up at God and beg for things to change. What difference does it make to pray and petition with or without thanksgiving?
One way to praise is through giving of our time and talents. What personal experience have you had with thankfulness promoting generosity?
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:11 Longest. Week. Ever. A string of health problems, financial hiccups, and relational drama left me depleted physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It was finally Friday morning and
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. I Peter 5:8 Has there ever been a time in your life when hard work and dedication paid off, improving difficult circumstances in a powerful way? Perhaps you felt like you “made it” –
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Have you ever stopped to consider the measures we often go to in order to hide our pain? Many wake each morning, the
I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. Psalm 118:21 The Lord is our salvation, delivering us from the penalty of sin. Express your gratitude for specific instances of redemption in your life.
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves. Psalm 69:30-31 Although a traditional Jewish method of pleasing the Lord was through animal sacrifice, King David suggests God desires relationship more than ritual. Journal
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:56-57 Jesus Christ is powerful and victorious! Thank Him for specific sins He has delivered you from and how your life has been changed.