Editor’s Note: This month we’re celebrating the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness with thankfulness! What are you grateful for today? Share with us in the comments below!
It is impossible to praise or thank Me too much. As it is written,
I inhabit the praises of My people.
Sometimes your adoration is a spontaneous overflow of Joy, in response to radiant beauty or rich blessings. At other times your praise is more disciplined and measured — an act of your will. I dwell equally in both types of praise. Thankfulness, also, is a royal road to draw near Me.
A thankful heart has plenty of room for Me.
When you thank Me for the many pleasures I provide, you affirm that I am God, from whom all blessings flow. When adversity strikes and you thank Me anyway, your trust in My sovereignty is a showpiece in invisible realms. Fill up the spare moments of your life with praise and thanksgiving. This joyous discipline will help you live in the intimacy of My Presence.
Psalm 22:3 KJV; Psalm 146:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Even the greatest blessings can fail to bring Joy unless they are received with gratitude. Just keep coming into My Presence with thanksgiving. Your persistent thankfulness may actually provide the long-awaited key I will use to unlock major difficulties in your life.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. — Psalm 100:4-5
You now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. — John 16:22
Psalm 107:21–22 NKJV
Before You Turn Out the Light
Thank Me, not only for obvious blessings but for the situations you would never have chosen. This is true trust.
Excerpted with permission from Jesus Calling Morning and Evening Devotional by Sarah Young, copyright Thomas Nelson.
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It’s Thankful Thursday! What are you thankful for? Come share with us on our blog. We want to hear from you about what you are grateful to God for, especially as we approach Thanksgiving. ~ Devotionals Daily