Thanking God for who He is, according to Scripture:
- Thanking God, He is our Father which are in heaven. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name” (Matthew 6:9).
- Thanking God, He alone is God. “Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any” (Isaiah 44:8).
- Thanking God, He is Holy. “Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy” (Psalm 99:5).
- Thanking God, He is Immortal. “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen” ( 1 Timothy 1:17).
- Thanking God, He is Jehovah. “That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JE-HO-VAH, art the most high over all the earth” (Psalm 83:18).
Who are you in the ring of life with, trust or worry? This could be the fight of your life! Did you know trust and worry can never meet? They could never be friends, and never will be. Worry doesn’t solve anything. However, It can produce sickness, never alleviating your pain. Worry’s major is stomachache, headache, heartache, and sometimes even “the shakes.” But thanks be to God, trusting in Him gets rid of the worry with all its aches and quirks.
Trusting God is the remedy to worry, and not the other way around. Trust will keep us standing; worry will take us down. I encourage you as I do myself, pray for strength from God’s Word everyday. Continue to walk with faith in Him. Trust in Him at all times, and leave that worry behind. Trust sees the victory; worry does not. So, who wins this fight, worry or trust? The answer is easy if we’re in the ring with Jesus. Let us have no doubt, Jesus is the only “Contender” who can knock that worry out!
“Trust in the Lord at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah” ( Psalm 62:8 KJV).
In God, I will keep on thanking and trusting Him for the victory over worry. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. and let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athrirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17 KJV).
“One day I heard a young man say, regarding prioritizing God’s presence, “just show up.” I must say, I was moved to the depths of my soul. This was a great reminder for me to keep on thanking God for “His” reminder to maintain focus on Him. There is nothing, nor anyone more important than God. If we show up for everything, and have not shown up for God, we’re missing the essence of life.
So brothers and sisters, family and friends, young and old, rich and poor, I encourage us all to do as that young man said, “just show up.” Don’t try to figure it out, show out, or give God instructions. Simply come to Him with the willingness and openness to receive. He will speak to our hearts. He will fill that empty vessel. He’s there. Wait on Him. Remember Jesus said, “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:43 KJV). Lord, forgive us for not showing up to meet you as You would desire us to.
In God, I will keep on thanking Him for showing up for me. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
There is no greater treasure than the Word of God. During this Thanksgiving Season I would like to share every Monday five Gratitude Gold Nuggets to thank God for who He is from A to Z, as supported by Scripture.
- Thanking God, He is Alpha and Omega: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:13).
- Thanking God, He is The Blesser: “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make His face to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee” (Numbers 6:24).
- Thanking God, He is The Comforter: “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18).
- Thanking God, He is Our Defence: “My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart” (Psalm 7:10).
- Thanking God, He is Everlasting: “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 141:13).
“My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them who persecute me” (Psalm 31:15 KJV). Time is at hand. Time is precious and important. Time is valuable. We’ve heard the song lyric, “He May Not Come When You Want Him, But He’s Right On Time.” And He is! Whose “time” is it, anyway? All the time belongs to God. He set it in motion, and we’re thankful He shares His time with us. Let’s not waste it, but make the most of it.
Each of us may have said more than once, “I have time.” No… we don’t. Where did we get time from? God holds it on his providential schedule in the palm of His hand. Yes, we’re grateful He woke us up this morning (not on our time, but His). Whatever time He woke you, don’t waste it.
How can we make the most of God’s time, you make ask? First, by being present for Him; making Him priority. Second, by being sensitive to His voice; be still and listen. Thirdly, by reading His Word; it helps us to know His heart, will, and purpose. Lastly, by sharing our Faith; at every opportunity. These are sure ways we will not waste God’s time. With that said, let’s spend His time in a positive and productive way, knowing that we won’t be privileged and a participant all the time.
“And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding” (Daniel 2:21 KJV).
In God, I will keep on thanking Him for His time. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever (1Chronicles 16:34 KJV). Most people are aware that November is the month most recognized for giving thanks. But every child of God knows that everyday is a day of thanksgiving. The thirty days in November just happens to be included.
The Scriptures let us know that since we all have our being in Him, we ought to show some gratitude. What we have, we get from Him. Where we go, we use His strength. What we need, He supplies. When we lie down, He wakes us up. When we’re hungry, He feeds us. Since God does so much for us, the lest we can do is give thanks to His name.
Giving thanks is something we can do that doesn’t cost anything. Freely, God has given. Let’s also freely and joyfully offer praises to Him with a grateful heart. Why not take the opportunity this month to raise our praise and gratitude even higher? He deserves it.
“O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together” (Psalm 34:3 KJV).
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonian 5:18 KJV).
In God, I will keep on thanking Him. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
“Thanking God for His Salvation, Dedication, and Illumination.”
“Thanking God for His Light, Might, and Sight.”
“Thanking God for His Purity, Surety, and Security.”
“Thanking God for His Perfection, Direction, and Protection.”
“Thanking God for His Information, Inspiration, and Revelation.”