Thank you, Lord for loving me
And thank you, Lord for blessing me
Thank you for making me whole
And saving my soul!
If you’re like me, then chances are you reflect on being thankful around this time of year more times than the rest of the year combined. Sure, this time of year is a great time to be thankful and also to be reminded WHY it is that we should be thankful. And in light of recent terrorist events, we are both thankful we were not involved and sorrowful for those that were.
This is not the case for most Americans, but even if we have absolutely nothing else in our lives to be thankful for, we have the hope of salvation. Nothing else can compare to what God has done for us and how Jesus freely gave his own life so that we may have the chance at eternal life. He decided that He would rather die, than see us perish because of our sin, knowing that many still may choose not to follow Him.
Can you try to imagine what it would feel like to possess a love like that? As a parent, it is difficult to imagine sacrificing your child, even if it is for the good of the rest of the world. As a child, it is difficult to imagine obeying your parent and sacrificing yourself, even if it is for the good of the rest of the world. But, then again, we are human.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
God expects to be honored and praised. So what are some ways we can honor God and show our thanks to Him? Singing songs of praise and worship to God is a wonderful way to show our gratefulness. We can also thank Him in prayer daily (1 Thess. 5:17) and show our love for Him by serving others (Matt. 25:40).
If you are a member of the Lord’s church, you have the opportunity to be reminded of and thank God for Jesus’ sacrifice every Lord’s day when we partake of the Lord’s supper (Matt. 26:26-29). But that still doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be showing our thanks to Him every single day. Let us not be like the ungodly and unrighteous described in the verse below.
“For although they knew God, they not honor Him as God
or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking,
and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
In addition to the many blessings we have in Christ, we also have many earthly blessings to be thankful for. Our family members and friends, Christian brothers and sisters, our homes, our jobs, etc. The purpose of this post to remind us all (myself included) just what it is we have to be thankful for and why we can ALWAYS BE THANKFUL. Even if we feel let down by the world and the people in it, we can always be thankful for “a kingdom that cannot be shaken.” (Heb. 12:28)
Check out the Youtube video link below for a minute to stop and say thank you to our amazing God: