Encouragement for your daily walk with God
One truth I’ve discovered in life is this: Thankful people are the happiest people. The inspired writers of Scripture reveal that same truth. The Bible is filled with stories, admonition, and words about thankfulness. Take the word eucharist, for example. It’s the word used in our modern language for Communion. However, it is also a Greek word for thanksgiving. One could rightfully say thanksgiving embodies the highest act of gratitude for the greatest gift given to man - the sacrifice of Jesus, the Christ.
We have so many things to be thankful for, don’t we? We can start with grateful acknowledgment of past blessings. Psalm 26.7 - That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your wondrous works (NKJV).
When God has shown His loving kindness in the present, it’s hard to keep silent about it. Psalm 69.30 - I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving (NKJV).
Thanksgiving is the right attitude to enter the presence of God. Psalm 95.2 - Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms (NKJV). One modern paraphrase says, Enter with the password: “Thank you!” Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank Him. Worship Him (Message).
And please, never forget that thanksgiving will be part of our final hymn to God. Revelation 7.12 - Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever (NKJV).
Don’t wait until then to be thankful. Start practicing now. Joy and happiness are sure to follow!
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100.4-5