HOW WILL YOU GIVE THANKS?
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.” (Psalm 9:1).
The last few days have given me plenty of time for reflection and prayer. While a few days ago, I had reason for tears because of the pain in my body, today, I have tears from reflection on the goodness of the Lord!
I was speaking this afternoon with a pastor whose youngest daughter has myasthenia gravis, a degenerating disease that has no proven cure. It makes going through a third back surgery and hernia complications seem so small. Often we fail to remain in a spirit of thanksgiving because we never compare ourselves with what others are going through. But more than that, STOP and CONSIDER the mercy of God toward us! “So then he has mercy on whomever he wills…in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory--” (Romans 9:19, 23).
Like so many in America and around the world, tomorrow will be spent in eating too much food and too little thanksgiving. Not only is David very intentional about giving praise to the Lord for all His “wonderful deeds”, he would not do it casually. As you spend the day with family and others, take a moment to examine your heart; no not part of it, but your whole heart. Is it an offering of praise and thanksgiving to God for all the wonderful things he has done in your life?
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