Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

Well, it’s that time of the year when we come together as a family to reflect on the blessings of God. But I suppose that there are some who believe that in our society today, there is very little to be thankful for but they are wrong.  Every person who knows Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior has a lot to be thankful for.  God is good and His mercies endure forever, and it is because of His mercy that we have been delivered and set free from the enemy of our soul.  The blood of Jesus has redeemed those who are called by His name, and just in case you neglect to tell Jesus on your own how grateful you are, a day has been designated for that very thing.

Recognize how truly blessed you are.  Reflect on how God has provided what you needed when you needed it.  You might not have everything you want but your basic needs are being met.  Focus on the positive in your life.  Everyone faces challenges but Jesus has promised to never leave us alone, and we are never alone when we have to face trials and tribulations.  God is bigger than our problems and there is nothing too hard for Him.  If God doesn’t calm your storm, His grace is sufficient to give you peace  in the midst of the storm and remember that His eye is always upon the sparrow.

God is faithful and this is a wonderful time to stop and give thanks.  Give thanks for your family and friends; for your job and for the home that keeps you and your family safe.  Give thanks for your health.  Give thanks that what the enemy meant for evil God has turned it around for your good and above all, give thanks for your salvation.  You didn’t choose God but God chose you.  He called you by name and saved you and gave you eternal life.  Give thanks that you can trust God and that He is faithful.

Live with a thankful spirit and daily give thanks for the goodness of God in your life.  You can do nothing without Him, but with Him all things are possible.  What shall you render unto God for all of His benefits toward you? Thankfulness is a good start!




1 Thessalonians 5:18 “in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God

                                       in Christ Jesus for you.”