Thankful, God is the Faithful Father and the Forgiver of Sins.

Since we will ever be in the season of celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, let us never waver in thanking Him for who He is. As we approach letter F, let us see what Gratitude Gold Nuggets we can find that exemplifies our appreciation to God for who He is from A to Z. Let’s give Him thanks that He is the Faithful Father and the Forgiver of Sins, as found in His Word. May we find comfort in knowing…

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9 ESV).

“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand” (Isaiah 64:8 ESV).

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9) ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for who He is. Please pray with me: Dear Lord, thank You for being the Faithful Father and the Forgiver of Sins in the name of Jesus, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

Celebrate The Risen Lord

When we think about it, we are blessed and grateful to celebrate so many special days and events in our lives; birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, raises, graduations, child’s first step; any and everything that is meaningful to us. We hang the banner, toot the horns, and shout hurray for that special day, as we should! We wish to recognize with honor and enthusiasm how important those milestones are and want others to know and join in celebrating with us. We use our creativity to go all out… even in a worldwide Pandemic to express to our love ones how proud of them we are for what they have accomplished, even ourselves.

Now for those of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, how much more should we celebrate Him! In Him we have far more reason to celebrate. Why? Because it is He who suffered and died, and rose again from the grave that we might have life eternal, granting us Salvation through His name. It is He who is the only One who has conquered death, even the death of the cross. It is He who paved the way that made a way for sinners to come out of darkness into His marvelous light, and it is He who did it all without sin. That’s not all; it is He who gives us hope and is now sitting on the right hand of Power interceding for us. Therefore, today and everyday let us hang high our banner of praise, spread far the royal red carpet of honor and gratitude, and hunk loud the horn of joy and victory in celebrating our Risen Lord! He indeed is worthy! Oh, bless His Holy name!

“Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died, more than that, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us” (Romans 8:34 ESV)).

Bless be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Perter 1:3 ESV).

“Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for Salvation through Christ Jesus. Let us pray: Dear Lord, I thank You for all You have done to provide eternal life for me and the world, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington / keeponthanking.com

To Remember Jesus

“When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken” (John 2:22 ESV). Father God, I thank You for what You went through that we might have life eternal, life anew. We remember You. Before dying the death of the cross, You endured many things for us who were lost.

Thank You for suffering humiliation and degradation from a sinful, crooked, and rebellious nation. You were ridiculed and accused, lied on and spied on, spat on and ratted on, betrayed, but not dismayed; never saying a mumbling word which no one can say they heard.

Your hands and your feet were nailed to the cross for all to see, and hopefully one day to seek. You were whipped and given vinegar to sip; You were pierced in the side as the crowd stood by; some mocked, others cried and sighed. Yet, for all men you still died. Knowing that You had a job to do and that You were the only One worthy and qualified to see it through, we remember You.

You were buried in a borrowed tomb. Not to stay there, but to rise early that Sunday morning before noon! In three days, as You said, You were RAISED from the dead! Therefore, we shout Halleluyah to the King of kings and Lord of lords, for the joy and Salvation You did bring! Jesus, we remember You.

“Which he will display at the proper time, he is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords” (1Timothy 6:15 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for all He has done in providing for my salvation. Dear Lord, thank you for the mind to remember and share what You did from the foundation of the world, from the cradle to the cross, and by Your resurrection to save the lost, in Your name we pray, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

Thankful, God is the Everlasting, Exalted, and Excellent God.

As we continue on our journey in thanking God for who He is from A to Z, let’s see what Gratitude Gold Nuggets we can find beginning with letter E. Thankful we don’t have to look far; we can find them in His Word.

“Your throne is established from old; you are from everlasting” (Psalm 93:2 ESV).

“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10 ESV).

“This also comes from the LORD of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom” (Isaiah 28:29 ESV).

I hope you will pray this prayer with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You for being the Everlasting, Exalted, and Excellent God. You always was and always will be. You are exalted, oh Lord, and is excellent in counsel and wisdom in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

Thankful, God is the Deliverer, Director, and our Dwelling Place.

Oh, Lord God how we thank you! You are truly amazing! We thank you for delivering us out of darkness into your marvelous light, for directing our steps, and for being the secure place to dwell in times like these.

“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son” (Colossians 1:13 ESV).

“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thessalonians 3 :5).

“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations” (Psalm 90:1).

I hope you will pray this prayer with me: Dear Lord, I will keep on thanking You for being my Deliverer, Director, and Dwelling Place, in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

Thankful, God is the Caregiver, Carrier, and Comforter.

As we continue in thanking and praising God from A to Z, let’s see what attributes of God that begins with letter C. Although there are many, three of them I find that is so significant for this day and time is that God has been and still is the Caregiver, Carrier, and Comforter. Definitely He’s the one who cares for us unconditionally, needs no help in carrying us from birth to old age, and has promised to comfort us as His children always. That’s just the kind of God He is. We are grateful.

“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7 ESV).

“Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save’ (Isaiah 46:4 ESV).

“I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass” (Isaiah 51:12 ESV). “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem” (Isaiah 66:13 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for His daily care, for sustaining me, and providing His comfort. I hope you will join me in this little prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for being my Caregiver, Carrier, and Comforter in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com.

Thankful, God is the Blesser, Beautifier, and Boundary Setter.

Aren’t we grateful that God is the one who blesses us, beautifies us and His creation, and set the boundaries for man and all things? No one is so wise, skilled, and powerful as our God! We give Him praise!

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly palaces,” (Ephesians 1:3 ESV).

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done form the beginning to the end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV).

“Do you not fear me? declares the Lord. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it” ( Jeremiah 5:22)

I will keep on thanking God for being the one who blesses me, allowing me to experience the beauty that lies in Him, and for setting limits I cannot cross. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

We Need One Another

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV). I know this is a simple phrase, but it is so true, we need one another. Never think you don’t need others. If this Pandemic has taught us anything (and it has taught us so much), it is that we need each other. We cannot make it by ourselves. Life is better together; you help me and I help you. That’s why we write and speak words of encouragement, and share our blessings with one another.

We are blessed to reach out as others have reached out to us. Let us thank God for those helping hands. But just as importantly, thank God that we can give a helping hand. Thank Him for letting us know that He puts us here for each other to help each other, inspire one another, encourage and motivate one another in the love of God. We are not alone. So this I say, my brothers and sisters, whatever you’re going through you are not by yourself. Some how, some way, our God will always provides help in time of need.

“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together” (I Corinthians 12:26 ESV).

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,” (Hebrew 10:24 ESV).

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 4:19 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God for providing His support through others. Dear Lord, thank You for all that you do to show us how much we need You and each other in Jesus name, amen. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

Thanking God, He is The Alpha and Omega, The Almighty, All-Sufficient God.

Beginning this month of March, I’m inviting you to join me every Monday morning in thanking God for who He is, from A to Z.

When I think about who God is and what we have in Him, I cant help but rejoice! I love thanking Him for who He is; for there is none like Him. No one can be compared to Him. No one can do what He does; no one, no not one. He is the one and only true and Living God, who is and who was and who is to come.

When I think about God as the Alpha and Omega, I’m assured He has everything covered from the beginning to the end; I have no need to worry. When I look to Him as the Almighty, I know He’s strong enough to handle all my needs. When I recognize Him as the All-Sufficient God, I have confidence that He is able to do anything. It is then that my problems don’t seem so insurmountable. It is then I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is then I can get up when I’d rather lie down. It is then I can continue to hold on when I feel like letting go. And it is then I can press on instead of giving up. For God is God who will always provide the necessary grace at the needed time.

I will keep on thanking God for knowing who He is, and that I can get through anything when I hold to Him.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8 ESV).

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work’ ( 2 Corinthians 9:8).

By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com

Thankful, God is our Leader, and Director, Provider and Protector, and a constant Company Keeper.

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name sake. Even thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23 ESV).

I will keep on thanking God my Shepherd for all that He does to lead, direct, provide, protect, and keep me in Jesus name, amen.

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