I’m thankful for a day set aside specifically for me to say “thanks”–to focus on what I have and not what I don’t.[tweetability]But I want my thankfulness to be a lifestyle rather than a one day event.[/tweetability]
Sometimes I need help in the “thank you, God” department. These scriptures help. They give me eternal words to pray and ponder that go beyond the quick to change or fade blessings I so often focus on today. They help me live a lifestyle of thanksgiving.
Here they are:
“For everything God created is good and to be received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.” (1 Timothy 4:4) [Hallelujah! We can eat bacon.]
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love (chesed) endures forever.” (1 Chron. 16:34) [insertion mine.]
“…give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:18) [This one gets me every time.]
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. my heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song. (Psalm 28:7) [Love this.]
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Col. 3:17) [EVERYTHING we do.]
We are blessed, my friends. Enjoy the spirit of thankfulness. The more we practice it, the more it becomes who we are.
Which of these “thankfulness” scriptures is your favorite?
Jesus loves you,