READ PSALMS 107!!
Thanksgiving --> giving thanks. Giving thanks to God throughout the year (especially this week) is oh so important. God places us in circumstances, some are difficult tests to teach us things, some are happy circumstances, and some are so scary that we see no point in the pain, we wonder why we are where we are. In the testing and the hard times we must remember to rely on God and praise him knowing he has a plan. We must be like Paul and Silas (read Acts 16) praising God when we have hit rock bottom. Paul and Silas were IN PRISON and were singing praise to God, thanking him for his blessings. We also have to be careful to remember to be thankful when life is good. Remember to praise God when you are at a high point, and know that you are not the reason for your success, God is. Praise him for his loving kindness and for giving you so many blessings! God is the giver of all things and he loves you! Be thankful no matter where you are, no matter what you have. God is working in your life. He loves YOU!!
"Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." -Psalm 107 8-9
Dear God, Thank you for pouring your blessings out on me and my family. Thank you for providing for our every need and showing yourself to us in every circumstance. Thank you for being our almighty Father and friend. I praise you because you are perfect and lovely, you have no flaw. I praise you because you love ME. You have redeemed me and I am yours. I pray that during this thanksgiving season all of the glory, praise, and thanks in my heart would be for you. I pray that I would grow in you daily. Thank you for being there for me even when my eyes are not on you. I fail you constantly, yet here you are listening to my every request. Thank you for being so wonderful. In Jesus's holy and precious name, Amen.
"I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High." -Psalm 7:17