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.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. Hebrews 12:28 Our world today is ruled by chaos and destruction. Thankfully, our God is one of order and the unshakable kingdom of Heaven awaits us as believers. What do
Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1 God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. Acknowledging the goodness of God in our lives ushers in thankfulness – what is something good the Lord has done for which you are