Thank You, Lord
November 11, 2020

Parents do many things without receiving even a simple thank you. However, as their children grow older most begin to express appreciation for the sacrifices that were made to take care of them. Some even realized that the various gifts of kindness they received were underserved but given simply because they were greatly loved. Then, they honor their parents with grateful hearts. Society even recognizes the importance of cherishing mothers and fathers. They have established special days annually to acknowledge and celebrate them.

How much more should we set a time each day to praise, worship, and offer thanksgiving to God for who He is and his wonderful works toward humanity? Sometimes people become preoccupied with themselves and never perceive or admit that without the Lord they wouldn’t have life, talents, or any of the good things that make up their lives.  James, the brother of Jesus states, “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” (James 1:17)  Others have given God a long to do list, but a very short thanksgiving list.  God does not want us to forget that he is the source of our blessings.  In Deuteronomy 8:10, 14a, 18a, Moses states, “When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. Do not become proud at that time and forget the LORD your God. Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you the power to be successful…

Throughout the Bible, various verses tell us to be grateful to the Creator of heaven and the earth. Here are a few:

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!” – I Chronicles 16:8

“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”   Psalm 107:1

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 15:57


“Father I will continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to you, giving thanks to your name.  You alone are worthy of honor and glory.  There is none like you in all the earth.  I have tasted and seen that you are good.  Thank you, Lord, for all your gifts of love, joy, and peace.  Your love is amazing, and your Presence is remarkable.  I am honored to be called your child and your friend.  I am amazed that I can come to the throne of the Most High God, the Creator of the Universe, the Ancient of Days.  Lord my heart is overwhelmed with joy and filled with thanksgiving.  In Jesus’ name – Amen.”

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