“What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"
That is a sobering thought.
We have so much--so much--to be thankful for and often we forget some of the greatest things and take it for granted. I love this verse in Psalm 40:5 "Many,
O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy
thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto
thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be
numbered." The God of this Universe thinks and blesses me! How can we not read that and feel overwhelmed by His amazing love!
am so thankful to the Lord for the wonderful things that He has blessed
me with. This year in particular stands out to me as I have
experienced so much of the Lord's goodness and faithfulness. As the
scripture says, if I were to list them, they are more than I can
I want to echo these words all my life: "To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever." Psalm 30:12
Happy Thanksgiving to each of my special friends!
I would recommend that you read this from Charles Spurgeon. It is excellent and so timely.
"O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men." ~Psalm 107:8
we complained less, and praised more, we should be happier, and God
would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common
mercies-common as we frequently call them, and yet so priceless, that
when deprived of them we are ready to perish. Let us bless God for the
eyes with which we behold the sun, for the health and strength to walk
abroad, for the bread we eat, for the raiment we wear. Let us praise Him
that we are not cast out among the hopeless, or confined amongst the
guilty; let us thank Him for liberty, for friends, for family
associations and comforts; let us praise Him, in fact, for everything
which we receive from His bounteous hand, for we deserve little, and yet
are most plenteously endowed. But, beloved, the sweetest and the
loudest note in our songs of praise should be of redeeming love. God's
redeeming acts towards His chosen are for ever the favourite themes of
their praise. If we know what redemption means, let us not withhold our
sonnets of thanksgiving. We have been redeemed from the power of our
corruptions, uplifted from the depth of sin in which we were naturally
plunged. We have been led to the cross of Christ-our shackles of guilt
have been broken off; we are no longer slaves, but children of the
living God, and can antedate the period when we shall be presented
before the throne without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. Even now by
faith we wave the palm-branch and wrap ourselves about with the fair
linen which is to be our everlasting array, and shall we not unceasingly
give thanks to the Lord our Redeemer? Child of God, canst thou be
silent? Awake, awake, ye heritors of glory, and lead your captivity
captive, as ye cry with David, "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that
is within me, bless His holy name." Let the new month begin with new