“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His kindness endures forever!”(1 Chronicles 16:34)
One thing I’ve noticed is that when you live with an attitude of constant gratitude, not only will you thank God for what He’s done in your life, you start thanking Him for what He will do in the future. You thank Him for opening doors for you. You thank Him for increasing you. You thank Him for bringing the right people into your life.
When we say “thank You” to God for the things that are coming, it’s really a declaration of our faith in Him. It’s saying, “God, I’m so sure of Your goodness, I’m so sure that You’re working in my life that I’m going to thank You right now for what You are going to do tomorrow.” Friend, that’s the kind of faith that pleases God. He wants us to trust in His goodness and believe that He is a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. He delights in seeing our faith. He delights in an attitude of gratitude.
Today, let your faith say thank you. Praise Him throughout the day with an attitude of joy and expect to see His goodness in every area of your life!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for another day to praise Your name. Thank You for all You have done in my life and for what You will do tomorrow. Help me to see Your hand of blessing as I continually praise Your name in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Thanksgiving Day 2014
“Thank you God, for all I have to do today.
Thanks God, for this sink of dirty dishes,
It shows we have plenty to eat.
Thanks God, for this pile of dirty, stinky, laundry,
It shows we have plenty of clothes to wear.
Thanks God, for those unmade beds in there,
They were warm and so comfortable last night
And I know there are many who have no beds.
Thank God, for this bathroom complete with all the
Spattered mirror, soggy grimy towels and dirty commode,
They are so convenient.
Thanks God, for this finger-smudged refrigerator
That needs defrosting,
It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers
For two or three meals.
Thanks God, for this oven
That absolutely must cleaned today,
It has baked so many things over the years.
The whole family is grateful for that grass that needs mowing,
The lawn that will need raking, we all enjoy the yard.
Thanks God, even for that slamming screen door,
My kids are healthy and able to run and play.
Lord the presence of all these chores awaiting me
Says you have richly blessed my family.
I shall do them all cheerfully
And I shall do them gratefully.