Gratitude is trait of the godly.Its presence or absence reveals our hearts. “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:15-17 –ESV)
Our giving of thanks should begin with the Lord. As Psalm 118 reminds and urges us:
1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 Let Israel say . . . 3 Let the house of Aaron say . . .
4 Let those who fear the Lord say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
29 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever! (ESV)
Thank the Lord! Complete these sentences:
If it had not been for you, Lord . . .
Lord, I thank You that You are . . .
Who is it for you?Paul said to the believers in Philippi: “I thank my God every time I remember you” (1:3).
Who is on your list of people you are thankful for?
When, and how can you let them know your specific gratitude?
From A-Z:We are blessed people. What are you thankful for? Make a list, from letters A to Z.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 –ESV)