If you are alive and have nothing to be thankful for,then you are not of this earth. Thanks giving day is special to me ,because I use that opportunity to reflect on all the things God did for me since the year started, the trials,storms,headache,heartache,financial ache,physical ache,and many other aches. When I look back I can truly say that God’s been there,I am His testimony,of the storms He brought me through,the dangers seen and unseen He kept me from,the supplying of all my needs according to His riches in glory,through Christ Jesus ,the people He remove from my life, who was a distraction,and hindrance to His plans for me. So I have so much to thank the Lord for. Don’t you have things to be thankful for ?
Psalms 92:1-2 says,”It is good to give thanks unto the Lord,and to sing praises unto thy Name ,O Most High,to show forth thy loving kindness in the morning ,and thy faithfulness every night”.
In everything give thanks,for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you,1Thessalonians 5:18 tells us. I must warn you however,that God’s anger will come down on ungrateful,and unthankful folks,as Numbers21:5-8 shows us. If you are not thankful,then you are complaining and murmuring,God sent fiery serpents on them then, can you imagine what deadly thing might be coming your way ,because of un-thankfulness ,what do you really want to feel, His wrath or love? So let’s start to be thankful ,show an attitude of gratitude to the God who is always faithful. “Oh,give thanks unto the Lord for He is good,and His mercy endureth forever” according to ( 1 Chronicles 16:34,Psalms 106:1,Ps.107:1,Ps.118:1) that’s confirmation for me,you don’t have to put a gun to my head,and force me to believe.
As 2 Corinthians 2:14 says,”Now thanks be to God,who always leads us in triumph in Christ,and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge”. And whatever you do in word or deed,do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus,giving thanks to God and the Father by Him,says,Colossians 3:17. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.(Ephesians 5:20). One of my favorites is 2 Corinthians 9:15″Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift”. Which to me is found in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that ,He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him should not perish ,but have everkasting life”. Did you accept His gift,so that you will always have something to be thankful for? Then accept His gift now,go to the top of the page,click on to the salvation page,and get started,so that you have plenty to thank the Lord for. Even in prayer we have to be thankful as Philippians 4:6 says,”Be anxious for nothing,but in everything,by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,let your request be made known unto God. So no matter what,you better give thanks,Jesus did it,so who do you think you are ?
Finally ,meditate on this:
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.[Colossians 3:12-17 ]